nutter


nutter

noun

  1. a person who gathers nuts.
  2. British Slang. an insane person.

noun

  1. British slang a mad or eccentric person
n.

“one who gathers nuts,” late 15c., from nut + -er (1). Meaning “crazy person” is British slang, 1958, from nut + -er (3). Nuttery “mental hospital” is attested from 1931; earlier it meant “place for storing nuts” (1881).

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