Definition of nuts in US English:

nuts

adjective

  • predicative Insane.

    ‘the way he turns on the television as soon as he walks in drives me nuts’
    • ‘Our wives think we're nuts working long hours for such a small amount of money, but we love being here!’
    • ‘That sort could drive you nuts trying to guess what they were, where they were coming from.’
    • ‘One thing that drives me nuts about that culture is the way they favour males.’
    • ‘He'd go nuts filling his pouches with sunflower seeds and rebuilding his nest in the little hamster house he had.’
    • ‘He went nuts with the freaky squeally noises only once or twice, but when he did, it was awesome.’
    • ‘It used to drive me nuts that he wasn't worried about being half-an-hour late.’
    • ‘If you go ahead with the sacrifice you are doing what by all standards of reason and morality is simply nuts.’
    • ‘But now my parents are going all nuts at me for working so much, and not studying as much.’
    • ‘Apparently the Japanese are going nuts over it, but they seem to be nuts over games in general.’
    • ‘Some owners will put up with behavior from their animals that would drive other people nuts.’
    • ‘The kids were driving me nuts with their arguing and bitching to one another so I suggested a trip with Daddy today.’
    • ‘Then, the next day, when the team arrived in Prague with the cup, the city went nuts again.’
    • ‘A couple of months ago I went a bit nuts researching what kind of digital piano to get for our house.’
    • ‘While his film songs drive some admirers nuts, that genre is no big deal for him.’
    • ‘The tune drives her so nuts she's turned it off but she's on her third warning now.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They're constantly on/off which drives me nuts and I end up shouting at them both.’
    • ‘Every now and then we go nuts trying to explain what has to be done to connect to the Internet.’
    mad, insane, mentally ill, certifiable, deranged, demented, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, not in one's right mind, sick in the head, not together, crazy, crazed, lunatic, non compos mentis, unbalanced, unhinged, unstable, disturbed, distracted, stark mad, manic, frenzied, raving, distraught, frantic, hysterical, delirious, psychotic, psychopathic, mad as a hatter, mad as a march hare, away with the fairies, foaming at the mouth
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exclamation

  • 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

    • Like very much.

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

nuts

/nəts//nəts/