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old-fashioned slang A derogatory and offensive term for a psychiatric hospital or insane asylum. "Nut" is a derogatory slang term meaning "a crazy person." My great aunt Lidia apparently got locked up in a nuthouse when she was a teenager because she said she could commune with ghosts. I can't go to the police about it! They'd throw me in the nuthouse if I came to them with such an unbelievable story.
nuthouseand nut factory and nut-foundry and nuthatch
n. an insane asylum. The teacher spent three years in the nuthouse. When did you get out of the nut factory?