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Noun: nuthouse  'nút,haws
Usage: 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], sanatorium, bughouse [N. Amer, informal], lunatic asylum

Derived forms: nut houses, nuthouses

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

Encyclopedia: Nuthouse