nutcase etymology

English word nutcase comes from English nut, English case

Detailed word origin of nutcase

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
nut English (eng) (US, slang) A stash of money owned by an extremely rich investor, sufficient to sustain a high level of consumption if all other money is lost.. (US, slang) Monthly expense to keep a venture running.. (US, slang) The amount of money necessary to set up some venture; set-up costs.. (climbing) A shaped piece of metal, threaded by a wire loop, which is jammed in a crack in the rockface and used [...]
case English (eng) (US) A unit of liquid measure used to measure sales in the beverage industry, equivalent to 192 fluid ounces.. (mining) A small fissure which admits water into the workings.. (poker slang) Four of a kind.. (printing, historical) A shallow tray divided into compartments or "boxes" for holding type, traditionally arranged in sets of two, the "upper case" (containing capitals, small capitals, [...]
nutcase English (eng) (humorous) An eccentric or odd person.. (pejorative, slang) Someone who is insane.