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nutso Syllabification: nut·so
Pronunciation: /ˈnətsō/
North American informal

Definition of nutso in English:


Insane: his nutso neighbors
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  • He goes around the world chasing after his nutso neighbor and finds a couple allies along the way.
  • These days, it's heard more and more on the stage, emerging from the wisecracking mouths of some pretty nasty, venal or certifiably nutso characters.
  • It's full-blown nutso nonsense to request that people should read the piece and decide for themselves.

noun (plural nutsos)

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An insane or eccentric person.
Example sentences
  • Imagine what would happen if a bunch of nutsos seized an elementary school on the Friday before the election and threatened to blow it up if we didn't empty the place.
  • I just want them identified for the right-wing nutsos that they are.
  • Franz is the jolly nutso, neo-Nazi musical composer.

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