• The adjective nutty meaning "insane" was first recorded in 1821 - England. As other examples: In England the word "nutter" can be used to mean someone is mad. i.e. "Just look at that nutter over there, poking his tongue out at everyone." Also "nut case." "I've stopped seeing my boyfriend, he's a nut case." "nut house" = a lunatic asylum.

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