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nuts

 (nŭts) Informal
adj.
1. Crazy or foolish.
2. Extremely enthusiastic: I'm nuts about opera.
interj.
Used to express contempt, disappointment, or refusal.

[From nut.]

nuts

(nʌts)
adj
1. a slang word for insane
2. slang (foll by: about or on) extremely fond (of) or enthusiastic (about)
interj
slang an expression of disappointment, contempt, refusal, or defiance
pl n
(Anatomy) a slang word for testicles. See testicle

nuts

(nʌts)
Slang. interj.
1. (used to express disgust, defiance, disapproval, despair.)
adj.
2. insane; crazy.
Idioms:
be nuts about, to admire fervently; love deeply.
[1900–05; pl. of nut; see -s3]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nuts - informal or slang terms for mentally irregularnuts - informal or slang terms for mentally irregular; "it used to drive my husband balmy"
insane - afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement; "was declared insane"; "insane laughter"

nuts

adjective (Slang) insane, mad, crazy (informal), bananas (slang), barking (slang), eccentric, batty (slang), psycho (slang), irrational, loony (slang), demented, nutty (slang), deranged, loopy (informal), out to lunch (informal), out there (slang), barking mad (slang), gonzo (slang), doolally (slang), off your trolley (slang), up the pole (informal), as daft as a brush (informal, chiefly Brit.), not the full shilling (informal), wacko or whacko (informal), a sausage short of a fry-up (slang) Either he's joking or else he's nuts. A number of the players went nuts, completely out of control.

nuts

adjective
1. Slang. Afflicted with or exhibiting irrationality and mental unsoundness:
Informal: bonkers, cracked, daffy, gaga, loony.
Chiefly British: crackers.
Idioms: around the bend, crazy as a loon, mad as a hatter, not all there, nutty as a fruitcake, off one's head, off one's rocker, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, sick in the head, stark raving mad.
2. Slang. Showing or having enthusiasm:
Informal: crazy.
Slang: gung ho.
Translations

nuts

[nʌts] ADJchiflado, chalado
to be nuts about sth/sbestar chiflado por algo/algn
to drive sb nutsvolver loco a algn
to go nutsvolverse loco

nuts

[ˈnʌts] adj
(= crazy) to be nuts → être dingue , être cinglé(e)
He's nuts → Il est dingue.
(= angry) to go nuts → piquer une crise

nuts

adj pred (inf) to be nutsspinnen (inf); to go nutsdurchdrehen (inf), → anfangen zu spinnen (inf); to be nuts about somebody/somethingganz verrückt nach jdm/auf etw (acc)sein (inf); nuts! (dated US) → Quatsch! (inf); (in annoyance) → Mist (inf)!; nuts to him! (dated US) → er kann mich mal (gern haben)! (inf)

nuts

[nʌts] (fam)
1. adjmatto/a, pazzo/a
to be nuts about sb → essere pazzo/a di qn
to be nuts about sth → andare matto/a per qc
to go nuts → impazzire, dare i numeri
2. excl (nonsense) → col cavolo!
References in classic literature ?
TIMMY TIPTOES sat out, enjoying the breeze; he whisked his tail and chuckled --"Little wife Goody, the nuts are ripe; we must lay up a store for winter and spring.
The nuts are quite ripe now,' said Chanticleer to his wife Partlet,
Then the cocoa-nuts would be ripe for picking, and her cousins (like all the natives, Ata had a host of relatives) would swarm up the trees and throw down the big ripe nuts.
The spectacle was often repeated with great applause, till on one occasion a courtier, bent on mischief, took from his pocket a handful of nuts and threw them upon the stage.
said Rose, plunging both hands into a bag of glossy brown nuts, while the Clan "stood at ease" and nodded to Ariadne.
Alone or with other boys he went every afternoon into the woods to gather nuts.
And the Scarecrow found a tree full of nuts and filled Dorothy's basket with them, so that she would not be hungry for a long time.
All these different products are afforded before the nut is formed, and while it is green it contains a delicious cooling water; with these nuts they store their gelves, and it is the only provision of water which is made in this country.
The person so employed marks the lapse of time by the number of nuts consumed, which is easily learned by counting the bits of tappa distributed at regular intervals along the string.
So she was given three large needles, a plough-wheel, and three nuts, which she was to take great care of.
The drama and tragedy of the future were yet to come upon the stage, and in the meantime we pounded nuts and lived.
The brow of the hill, where they remained, was a cheerful spot: Louisa returned; and Mary, finding a comfortable seat for herself on the step of a stile, was very well satisfied so long as the others all stood about her; but when Louisa drew Captain Wentworth away, to try for a gleaning of nuts in an adjoining hedge-row, and they were gone by degrees quite out of sight and sound, Mary was happy no longer; she quarrelled with her own seat, was sure Louisa had got a much better somewhere, and nothing could prevent her from going to look for a better also.