Definitions

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  • n. A lunatic asylum.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. pejorative terms for an insane asylum

Etymologies

nut +‎ house (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He thought the nuthouse was a much better possibility.

    The Waste Lands

  • Don’t go worrying about Susan now, nobody has to call the nuthouse and ask if they’ll readmit her.

    Britain’s Got Talent: Susan Boyle To Win?

  • The singer went to what she termed a "nuthouse" to help deal with the tragedy, according to

    All - Digital Spy - Entertainment and Media News

  • (Photo: Splash News Online) Singer Lily Allen tells the UK's Daily Telegraph that after suffering a miscarriage a year ago this month, she was so distraught she checked herself into a "nuthouse," as she puts it.

    RadarOnline.com

  • "nuthouse," "2012 the end is near" and "take that society" are painted on the exterior of the home.

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  • You guys have stolen the Republican Party, and have taken the rusted, gas guzzling shitbox out for Sunday spin, while the Republicans are left to plot and ponder their next move from the confines of a white-walled nuthouse.

    Matthew Yglesias » Endgame

  • The double-whammy plot twist seemed to put Britton out of her misery in more ways than one; for the last several weeks, when Vivien was locked up in a mental institution, the Friday Night Lights vet looked like she'd rather be in a real nuthouse.

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  • When it briefly transformed into One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest two years ago, Hugh Laurie had an equally powerful actor, Andre Braugher, to play off as his nuthouse shrink.

    Cheers & Jeers: A Little Lady in the Big House

  • 'Britain's Got Talent' runner-up, Susan Boyle, has spoken exclusively to The Diary of a Geek's Entertainment Correspondent, exclusively revealing the truth behind her shock admission to celeb nuthouse The Priory.

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  • Gerry used to work in the psychiatric unit at Homerton hospital – known locally as the Hackney nuthouse – as a physical trainer.

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