Definitions

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  • n. A person who gathers nuts.
  • n. An eccentric, insane, crazy or reckless person.
  • n. A person who is obsessed with something.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A gatherer of nuts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who gathers nuts.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who is regarded as eccentric or mad

Etymologies

From nut + -er. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I think just saying Hitler was a nutter is an oversimplification - it makes the most sense to think of him as a talented amateur who tried to micromanage.

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  • And I would use the word "nutter" - not of Edwin, obviously.

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  • Like, the kind of nutters that make us wonder whether the spirit said nutter is channeling (no really, as in: "My book is the Memoir of Gwynyfynyyynn, Princess of the Lost Underwater Kingdom of Mu, As Dictated Through the Willing Medium of My Person") is TOTALLY WASTED (OMG that's kind of an awesome book idea, is it not?

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  • An individual who shuns this, especially in politics is more than likely to be labelled a nutter not that we no not have any, or derided by fellow pollies or the media as stoopid and uncultured.

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  • She's a mild variant of religious nutter, which is inevitable on the Republican side pandering to the "faith-based community" being de rigueur.

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  • Mervyn King vs eurozone: A tale of two banks Bank of England Governor Mervyn King coined the term "inflation nutter", but his euro-zone counterparts are the ones living up to the label...

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  • A senior journalist at the time, who dealt with Cameron and clashed with Green routinely, says: "David Cameron was working for a complete raging nutter, which is never easy."

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  • The only thing worse than a nutter is a long-winded nutter, and seeing how much Levi seems love his own writing and voice, he definitely fits into the latter category.

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  • Just what Neil Brook, a 33-year-old Greater Manchester resident, meant to call Josef Witkowski remains unclear, but at the time the text was sent Brook accidentally called him a "nutter," according to CNET News.

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  • Glen Beck is a "nutter" and he could have given hundreds of examples-but then he would have had to give examples on Keith Olbermann and would have come up empty, same on Alan Grayson which would have been a problem for his credibility as a writer.

    Is the lunatic fringe hijacking America?

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