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nut·ty / ˈnətē/ • adj. (nut·ti·er , nut·ti·est ) 1. tasting like nuts: wild rice has a very nutty flavor. ∎  containing a lot of nuts: a nutty vegetable bake. 2. inf. peculiar; insane: he came up with a few nutty proposals. PHRASES: be nutty about inf. like very much: he is nutty about boats. (as) nutty as a fruitcake inf. completely insane.DERIVATIVES: nut·ti·ness n.