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Currently wondering where and cause of term - Nut case or nut job. Is it related to eating nuts of a certain kind that might cause health or neuro problems in some. Havnt been able to find where term orginated and why.
- From "nut" (a crazy person, first attested 1908) + "case" (popularization of a medical term). That came from "nuts" (crazy, first attested 1846). Past that, it gets a little unclear, but Etymonline has a great overview of probable derivation back to the 17th century. --Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 23:01, 16 August 2012 (UTC)