Definition of nuts in English:

nuts

adjective

informal
  • predicative Mad.

    ‘the way he turns on the television as soon as he walks in drives me nuts’
    • ‘But now my parents are going all nuts at me for working so much, and not studying as much.’
    • ‘Our wives think we're nuts working long hours for such a small amount of money, but we love being here!’
    • ‘A couple of months ago I went a bit nuts researching what kind of digital piano to get for our house.’
    • ‘Then, the next day, when the team arrived in Prague with the cup, the city went nuts again.’
    • ‘It used to drive me nuts that he wasn't worried about being half-an-hour late.’
    • ‘He must be nuts she thought as the assassin roughly took hold of her upper arm and led her to a dim booth near the back.’
    • ‘We recently went to Turkey for the first time and everyone was just going nuts and singing along.’
    • ‘I did exactly the thing that used to drive me nuts when I worked in Retail.’
    • ‘The tune drives her so nuts she's turned it off but she's on her third warning now.’
    • ‘Every now and then we go nuts trying to explain what has to be done to connect to the Internet.’
    • ‘If you go ahead with the sacrifice you are doing what by all standards of reason and morality is simply nuts.’
    • ‘The kids were driving me nuts with their arguing and bitching to one another so I suggested a trip with Daddy today.’
    • ‘Some owners will put up with behavior from their animals that would drive other people nuts.’
    • ‘They're constantly on/off which drives me nuts and I end up shouting at them both.’
    • ‘He went nuts with the freaky squeally noises only once or twice, but when he did, it was awesome.’
    • ‘Apparently the Japanese are going nuts over it, but they seem to be nuts over games in general.’
    • ‘That sort could drive you nuts trying to guess what they were, where they were coming from.’
    • ‘While his film songs drive some admirers nuts, that genre is no big deal for him.’
    • ‘He'd go nuts filling his pouches with sunflower seeds and rebuilding his nest in the little hamster house he had.’
    • ‘One thing that drives me nuts about that culture is the way they favour males.’

exclamation

informal
  • An expression of contempt or derision.

    ‘keep up the good work, and nuts to everyone who doesn't like it’
    • ‘So nuts to you if you fix the sucker and then fail to get it working decently and have no choice but load Windows again.’

Phrases

  • be nuts about

    • informal Like very much.

      ‘I was nuts about him’
      • ‘Asia is nuts about video games, but for console manufacturers some regional markets are too small, too poor - or too risky - for distribution.’
      • ‘Gina had been a highly energetic kid, always jumping from soccer to basketball, baseball - whatever sport she was nuts about during the week.’
      • ‘I think they pushed them, but I don't think they were nuts about it.’
      • ‘I happen to be nuts about his chamber music, so I'm not really the one to ask how high they rank within his oeuvre.’
      • ‘He continued: ‘When I read the script, I was nuts about it.’’
      • ‘Andrew, 33, is nuts about classic Harley Davidson motorcycles and little Harley is already following in his footsteps with her own quad bike.’
      • ‘I consider myself a fan of zombie films, but these guys must be nuts about them.’
      • ‘The person I knew was nuts about horses, her whole life was horses.’
      • ‘To grow a sport, it takes someone who is nuts about it, pushing from the inside.’
      • ‘One of my dining companions is nuts about the lentil soup so we all shared a bowl of that.’
      very keen on, devoted to, infatuated with, in love with, smitten with, enamoured of, hot for
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Pronunciation

nuts

/nʌts/