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- (colloquial) Crazy, insane.
- 2000: Zadie Smith, White Teeth
- "You wanted a report, so here's a full report: crazy, nutso, raisins short of a fruitcake, rubber walls, screaming-mad basket-cases."
- 2000: Robert Bacal, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Dealing With Difficult Employees
- "It's a bit scary if you have a difficult boss, and it's out-and-out frightening if you have a completely nutso, maladjusted, irrational, or disturbed boss."
- 2005: G. R. Kirby, Sow the Storm
- "I was wondering if you had any crazy nutso guy stalking you, or something."
- 2000: Zadie Smith, White Teeth
- (colloquial) Fraught or out of control.
- 2005, Phyllis Hollenbeck, Sacred Trust: The Ten Rules of Life, Death, and Medicine, →ISBN, page 40:
- How being taught to not cut corners, even in a nutso emergency room shift, meant I checked all regions in Mary below the waist and didn't just tell her I thought it was probably gas.
- 2010, Alison Seay, Your Mom's a Vampire!, page 1:
- I put my hand to my chest—my heart was going nutso.
- 2013, Tracy Moore, Oops! How to Rock the Mother of All Surprises, →ISBN, page 114:
- A nutso relationship is no joke, and no baby should be exposed to that.
- 2013, Chuck Wendig, Unclean Spirits, →ISBN:
- In 1969, one of the wire spoolers goes nutso, breaks off its mooring, the wire lashing about like a horse's tail trying to chase away a fly.
- (colloquial) Obsessed; overly enthusiastic.
- 2001, Kathryn North, Proud Mari, →ISBN, page 7:
- Even the most nutso fisherman would think twice about going out on the lake today.
- 2002, Pamela Hayes, The Lie, →ISBN:
- I'm nutso about AnnRice, R.L. Stine, Dean Koontz.
- 2011, Laird Foster, The Lux Proofs, →ISBN, page 287:
- My dad wants to send heirloom tomato seeds there. He's nutso about tomatoes.
- 2013, Cindi Madsen, Falling For Her Fiance (Entangled Bliss), →ISBN:
- Don't get scared when Dani goes nutso over decorations— it's normal and then they change back.
- (colloquial) Ridiculous; unbelievable or silly.
- 2000, Finola Moorhead, Darkness More Visible, →ISBN, page 133:
- Forget the mechanical, materlial, solid model of communication, bring in the invisible but very real web rings. Internet, hacking and so on; puerile conversations of chat pages, insane obsessions with nutso things.
- 2008, Becky Garrison, The New Atheist Crusaders and Their Unholy Grail, →ISBN, page 55:
- Trust me, we both can find fringe fanatics to prove the other side is nutso. So let's stop with this stereotypical silliness.
- 2009, Sally John & Gary Smalley, A Time to Surrender, →ISBN, page 30:
- This is a nutso project they've taken on, but it's their nutso project, not ours.
- 2010, John O'Keefe, The Spread, →ISBN, page 253:
- She made us go through this nutso warrior ceremony.
- See also Thesaurus:insane
- (colloquial, countable) Crazy person; crackpot or lunatic.
- 2001, John Sandford, Easy Prey, →ISBN:
- You know, some computer nerd rapist killer nutso builds a fantasy around her, crashes a party whereshe's supposed to be, she laughs himoff, says she'd rather be fuckin' her girlfriends than a pimply little freak--
- 2012, A. J. Swoboda, Messy: God Likes It That Way, →ISBN, page 143:
- Sadly, at the end of his life, Luther became somewhat of a nutso.
- 2014, David Mitchell, The Bone Clocks, →ISBN, page 417:
- Why give even one minute to this head-meddling nutso?
- (colloquial, uncountable) Craziness; insanity.
- (colloquial) Madly; extremely or obsessively.
- 2012, Susan Donovan, He Loves Lucy, →ISBN:
- I'm completely, utterly, nutso in love with that man!
- (colloquial) In a crazy manner.
- 2006, Michael Amore, Loosely Based On Last Thursday, →ISBN, page 102:
- I'm working at the ink-jet machine running a job...then I hear a weird noise I but I can't really tell what it is over the sound of the machine right.. .then I think I hear a whimper...all of a sudden my step mom bursts out from her office all nutso saying..."where is your father, where is your father"
- 2014, Stephen Baxter & Terry Pratchett, The Long Mars, →ISBN:
- In there was Captain Ed Cutler, whom every man and woman in Maggie's old command had once seen run nutso in Valhalla.