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’
    • ‘A couple of months ago I went a bit nuts researching what kind of digital piano to get for our house.’
    • ‘Our wives think we're nuts working long hours for such a small amount of money, but we love being here!’
    • ‘Every now and then we go nuts trying to explain what has to be done to connect to the Internet.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘That sort could drive you nuts trying to guess what they were, where they were coming from.’
    • ‘Some owners will put up with behavior from their animals that would drive other people nuts.’
    • ‘If you go ahead with the sacrifice you are doing what by all standards of reason and morality is simply nuts.’
    • ‘He'd go nuts filling his pouches with sunflower seeds and rebuilding his nest in the little hamster house he had.’
    • ‘The kids were driving me nuts with their arguing and bitching to one another so I suggested a trip with Daddy today.’
    • ‘One thing that drives me nuts about that culture is the way they favour males.’
    • ‘But now my parents are going all nuts at me for working so much, and not studying as much.’
    • ‘I did exactly the thing that used to drive me nuts when I worked in Retail.’
    • ‘We recently went to Turkey for the first time and everyone was just going nuts and singing along.’
    • ‘Then, the next day, when the team arrived in Prague with the cup, the city went nuts again.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It used to drive me nuts that he wasn't worried about being half-an-hour late.’
    • ‘They're constantly on/off which drives me nuts and I end up shouting at them both.’
    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

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’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘One of my dining companions is nuts about the lentil soup so we all shared a bowl of that.’
      • ‘I consider myself a fan of zombie films, but these guys must be nuts about them.’
      • ‘He continued: ‘When I read the script, I was nuts about it.’’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

nuts

/nʌts/