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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English nutter, notere, equivalent to nut +‎ -er.


nutter (plural nutters)

  1. A person who gathers nuts.
  2. (UK, sometimes derogatory, informal) An eccentric, insane, crazy or reckless person.
    • 2005, “Your Missus Is A Nutter”, performed by Goldie Lookin Chain:
      That bird who's hanging' out with you is mad like cat piss / Like bread and jam, or a knife going with butter / Face it son, your missus is a nutter!
    • 2012, Andrew Martin, Underground Overground: A passenger's history of the Tube, Profile Books, →ISBN, page 268:
      When I asked Mr Robinson why he'd made his own attempts, he said, 'It gets to be a bug. And I suppose I'm a nutter.'
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Etymology 2[edit]

Blend of nut +‎ butter


nutter (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) nut butter
    • 1907, Reuben Swinburne Clymer, The International System of Direct Medication (page 223)
      Nut Butter (Table Nutter) is also recommended.
    • 1910, Great Britain. Local Government Board, Annual Report (issue 39, page xci)
      Among the miscellaneous articles examined, 27 samples of vegetable fat resembling lard were purchased for analysis under the various names of nut lard, nut butter, nutter, palmine, &c. These were passed as genuine.