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nutcase

1. offensive slang A derogatory term for someone who is insane or psychotic. Some nutcase went rambling through the mall this morning wearing nothing but a plastic bag around his waist, screaming incomprehensibly at anyone who went near him. When you reach a certain level of celebrity, you inevitably start getting stalked by the occasional nutcase.
2. slang An eccentric, wild, or unorthodox person. You're such a nutcase, Tim—I can't believe you ate the entire thing by yourself! My whole family thinks I'm a bit of a nutcase because I practice holistic medicine. My friend Jake is a total nutcase, always pulling the most reckless, crazy stunts.

nut case

Fig. a crazy person; an irrational person. Bob is acting stranger and stranger. He is turning into a real nut case.
See also: case, nut

nutcase

n. a crazy person. She’s a nutcase! Always doing silly things.
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But a nutcase with a gun would be a more suitable description.
Founded in 2006, Nutcase puts artwork into bike helmets, making them an extension of the rider's personality.
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INTER bad boy Mario Balotelli hit a new low last week when infamous nutcase Antonio Cassano gave him a lecture on manners.
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There's a headscratcher of an article on weirdo-attracting libertarian nutcase Ron Paul that fluffs his followers just a little too much (although he has no chance, I'm still hoping his supporters pull a reverse Ralph Nader and throw away their votes on him).
The 24-year-old mother-of-two told a national newspaper: "I'm terrified of this nutcase coming round to my house.
The skill involved in this exercise reflects the work of either a person of sheer brilliance or a complete nutcase.
I figured she would just assume that I was some nutcase,'' he said.
I am sure there are those who will call Howard Zinn naive, foolish, or even a nutcase for advocating against all war.
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The Nutmeg State senator is a nutcase when it comes to pop culture, which he finds too violent and sexy for children of all ages; with Bill Bennett, he used to hand out Silver Sewer Awards to the media's "top cultural polluters.
A nutcase is, of course, a person with a mental illness and a moron is a person with an intellectual disability.