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Noun: bughouse
Usage: N. Amer, informal
  1. Pejorative term for an insane asylum
    - Bedlam [archaic], booby hatch [N. Amer, informal], crazy house [informal], cuckoo's nest [informal], funny farm [informal], funny house [informal], loony bin [informal], madhouse [informal], nut house [informal], nuthouse [informal], sanatorium, lunatic asylum
Adjective: bughouse
Usage: N. Amer, slang
  1. Informal or slang term meaning insane, strange, eccentric or stupid
    - balmy [archaic, slang], barmy [slang], bats [slang], batty [slang], bonkers [slang], buggy [N. Amer, slang], cracked [slang], crackers [slang], daft [Brit, slang], dotty [slang], fruity [slang], haywire [slang], kooky [slang], kookie [slang], loco [slang], loony [slang], loopy [slang], nuts [slang], nutty [slang], round the bend [slang], around the bend [slang], wacky [slang], whacky [slang], daffy [slang], doolally [Brit, slang], dippy [slang], potty [Brit, slang], wacko [slang], dumbass [N. Amer, slang], nutsy [N. Amer, slang], daft as a brush [Brit, slang], round the twist [Brit, slang], barking mad [Brit, slang], barking [Brit, slang], cuckoo [slang], mental [slang]

Derived forms: bughouses

See also: insane

Type of: asylum, insane asylum, institution, mental home, mental hospital, mental institution, psychiatric hospital

Encyclopedia: Bughouse