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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 ?
Could swim like a duck, paddled round the castle till he came to a little door guarded by two stout fellows, knocked their heads together till they cracked like a couple of nuts, then, by a trifling exertion of his prodigious strength, he smashed in the door, went up a pair of stone steps covered with dust a foot thick, toads as big as your fist, and spiders that would frighten you into hysterics, MIss March.
Alone or with other boys he went every afternoon into the woods to gather nuts.
Streaming files of wild ducks began to make their appearance high in the air; the bark of the squirrel might be heard from the groves of beech and hickory- nuts, and the pensive whistle of the quail at intervals from the neighboring stubble field.
It was made of small juicy clams, scarcely bigger than hazel nuts, mixed with pounded ship biscuit, and salted pork cut up into little flakes; the whole enriched with butter, and plentifully seasoned with pepper and salt.
Well," said Haley, after they had both silently picked their nuts for a season, "what do you say?
It was nuts for the crowd, though maybe not for the king's friends; so we all started.
It's my nuts and raisins from dinner," replied Rebecca, who never succeeded in keeping the most innocent action a secret from her aunt Miranda; "they're just what you gave me on my plate.
angels sing Psalms;' says he, 'I wish to be a little angel here below;' he then gets two nuts in recompense for his infant piety.
But there was nothing on the back of the door, except the screws and nuts that held the knocker on, so he said `Pooh, pooh
Why do I secretly give Miss Shepherd twelve Brazil nuts for a present, I wonder?
We dined on these occasions in the kitchen, and adjourned, for the nuts and oranges and apples, to the parlour; which was a change very like Joe's change from his working clothes to his Sunday dress.
Notwithstanding the occasional exhortation and chiding of his companion, the noise of the horsemen's feet continuing to approach, Wamba could not be prevented from lingering occasionally on the road, upon every pretence which occurred; now catching from the hazel a cluster of half-ripe nuts, and now turning his head to leer after a cottage maiden who crossed their path.