Meaning of nutso in English:


Pronunciation /ˈnʌtsəʊ/


informal North American
  • Mad.

    • ‘if you had to work at those screens all day you'd go nutso’
    • ‘She gets to go out on a date with Barry in which he further displays a capacity for nutso violence by trashing the men's room.’
    • ‘I spent three hours working on nutso email problems earlier today, but thought I was over it.’
    • ‘The star will play a nutso photographic shop assistant who decides to develop a relationship with Gladiator star Connie Nielsen.’
    • ‘If you believe Melbourne breakfast radio, the whole city has gone nutso this morning in some sort of mass hysteria, melting down switchboards, wanting to know what that big noise/rumble was that woke them at 3 this morning.’
    • ‘She admitted that part of our family is definitely a little nutso, which was nice to hear confirmed.’
    • ‘We bicker because we love each other to bits and we're both invested in knowledge even when we think the other nutso.’
    • ‘Do I have traumatic memories that I have blanked out and will come back to me in a flash and I'll go all nutso?’
    very keen on, devoted to, infatuated with, in love with, smitten with, enamoured of, hot for


informal North American
  • A mad or eccentric person.

    • ‘Imagine what would happen if a bunch of nutsos seized an elementary school on the Friday before the election and threatened to blow it up if we didn't empty the place.’
    • ‘I just want them identified for the nutsos that they are.’
    • ‘Instead of thinking of the worst possible scenario, as you seem to have a habit of doing… what about thinking if there really is some crazy nutso out there who is in love with you?’
    • ‘Anyway, with all the current security concerns in the US and internationally, we would all be better off if this nutso was put away for a couple dozen years.’
    • ‘From a past personal experience I'd definitely recommend that you appear and sound very bored, actually bored to death, when any anonymous nutso calls to insult or scare you over the phone.’
    madman, madwoman, maniac, lunatic