nuttery(redirected from nutteries)
old-fashioned slang A derogatory and offensive term for a psychiatric hospital or insane asylum. A play on the slang term "nuts," meaning "crazy," and the actual meaning of "nuttery," a copse of nut-bearing trees. My great aunt Lidia apparently got locked up in a nuttery 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 nuttery if I came to them with such an unbelievable story.
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n. an insane asylum; the place where nuts are kept. (see also nut.) If you keep acting so odd, we’ll have to put you in a nuttery.
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