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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, Ireland, 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, number 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.