nutty etymology

English word nutty comes from English nut, English -y

Detailed word origin of nutty

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 [...]
-y English (eng) Forming abstract nouns denoting a state, condition, or quality.. Used in the name of some locations which end in -ia in Latin. Forming diminutive nouns. Also used for familiar and pet names as a term of endearment. Added to nouns and adjectives to form adjectives meaning “having the quality of”.. Added to verbs to form adjectives meaning "inclined to".
nutty English (eng) (Britain, dated) Extravagantly fashionable. Barmy, crazy, mad.. Containing nuts.. Resembling or characteristic of nuts.

Words with the same origin as nutty

Descendants of -y
andy apply bags bunny creepy dummy funny handy healthy heavy kitty mommy pretty pussy risky rocky rusty scary sexy shitty skinny sonny tiny tony woody