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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
creamy/buttery/fruity/nutty etc (=tasting of cream, butter etc)
▪ The cookies had a very buttery taste.
▪ The seeds have a nutty flavour.
▪ It has a rich nutty flavour and a full bodied bouquet.
▪ Buckwheat pasta has a strong, nutty flavour.
▪ They have a distinctively nutty flavour and texture.
▪ Excelso has a nutty flavour and Medellin is very fragrant.
▪ Wild rice has a very nutty flavour and takes a long time to cook.
▪ Both types belong to the kidney bean family and have a slightly nutty flavour.
▪ Grandma can act kind of nutty at times.
▪ Grape leaves add a nutty taste to the rice.
▪ We all got slightly nutty at times.
▪ Celeriac: tastes like a sweet and nutty celery, it's rich in calcium and delicious grated raw in salads.
▪ Critics worry that compassionate conservatism involves subcontracting social welfare to nutty evangelicals.
▪ Even after the long night he smelled nutty and clean.
▪ I tasted one; it was no longer sweet, just nutty.
▪ In Brown Butter Almond Cake you can really taste the nutty flavor of brown butter.
▪ Specials aren't supposed to be nutty.
▪ We're all as nutty as each other, all survivors.
▪ Wednesday was one nutty night for Boston sports teams.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

nutty \nut"ty\, a.

  1. Abounding in nuts.

  2. Having a flavor like that of nuts; as, nutty wine.

  3. Crazy; insane; loony; batty; nuts. [slang]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 15c., "nut-like," from nut + -y (2). Meaning "crazy" is from 1898 (see nuts); earlier "amorous, in love (with)," 1821. Related: Nuttiness.


a. 1 Containing nuts 2 Reminiscent of nuts 3 barmy, crazy, mad.

  1. adj. having the flavor of nuts; "a nutty sherry" [syn: nutlike]

  2. informal or slang terms for mentally irregular; "it used to drive my husband balmy" [syn: balmy, barmy, bats, batty, bonkers, buggy, cracked, crackers, daft, dotty, fruity, haywire, kooky, kookie, loco, loony, loopy, nuts, round the bend, around the bend, wacky, whacky]

  3. [also: nuttiest, nuttier]


Nutty was a British comic that ran for 292 issues from 16 February 1980 to 14 September 1985, when it merged with The Dandy. Published by D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd, Nutty was an attempt to create a more lively and chaotic comic compared to many on sale at the time. Its strips included:

  • Bananaman as its main strip, and by far its most popular. Drawn by John Geering. It survived the merger with The Dandy and that comic's eventual closure in the 2010s, moving to The Beano.
  • Big 'n Bud was a double-act style comic strip: they used make observations of various scenarios, and accordingly make jokes based upon what they observed. They were in the very first edition.
  • Blubba and the Bear, an Eskimo in conflict with a polar bear trying to steal his fish, who later appeared in the Dandy as reprints from number 3408 but ended when the Dandy Xtreme started.
  • Cannonball Kid, "He's Football Crazy", similar to a Beano strip called Ball Boy, later reprinted as The Dandy's Owen Goal.
  • Cuddles, a naughty baby. Drawn by Barrie Appleby and later moved to Hoot before joining Dimples in The Dandy.
  • Dick Turban, Desert Highwayman, a boy desert raider who rode a camel
  • Doodlebug, a slightly surreal tale of a bug in a comic-book world who could draw and remove things with a magic pencil. The other inhabitants of this world were also bugs, with their names reflecting their personality. Humbug, for instance was of a miserable disposition. Bedbug was portrayed as a sleepy character, often seen in bed or at least in bedclothes. These characters often reappeared, but it wasn't always the same character that had been seen previously. Drawn by Gordon Bell
  • Ethel Red, a Viking girl
  • General Jumbo new series of the former The Beano character, drawn by Sandy Calder
  • Horace Cope, a boy of the same name who enlisted help from his grandmother, Madame Zsa Zsa, an astrologer
  • Jay R. Hood, "He's Anything But Good", a junior version of J. R. Ewing. Drawn by George Martin
  • Micro Dot, a girl who consulted her BBC Micro for advice. Drawn by Gordon Bell
  • Mitey Joe, about a small boy and his wish to be taller. Drawn by John Geering
  • Nip and Rrip, a boy with a violent cat that bore a remarkable similarity to Gnasher. Drawn by George Martin
  • Peter Pest, a boy who constantly interrupted his sister's attempt to be alone with her boyfriends. Survived Dandy merger
  • Pig Tales, a family of pigs, similar to a Beano strip " The Three Bears"
  • Ron Brown's Schooldays, the adventures of a group of schoolchildren. The title was a play on Tom Brown's Schooldays
  • Samuel Creeps, a school swot who outwitted bullies
  • Scoopy, "The Runaround Hound With a Nose For News", a dog journalist. Drawn by Gordon Bell
  • The Snobbs and the Slobbs, a rich-family-versus-poor-family strip. Drawn by John Geering; survived Dandy merger
  • Snoozer, similar to Whizzer and Chips' Lazy Bones at the time, this strip concerned a boy who kept falling asleep. Drawn by Gordon Bell
  • Stevie Starr, a young television star who was seen making, or starring in, a different show each week. Also appeared in Topper.
  • Whoops-A-Daisy, a mischievous girl. Drawn by Barry Appleby
  • The Wild Rovers, a group of dogs who had comedy adventures

Category:DC Thomson Comics titles Category:British comics magazines Category:Defunct British comics Category:British humour comics Category:1980 comics debuts Category:1985 comics endings Category:Magazines established in 1980 Category:Magazines disestablished in 1985

Usage examples of "nutty".

Every available man was now out patrolling the streets with an enthusiasm that, frankly, Hank Bindle thought was bordering on nutty.

By midafternoon, with about a third of the population having bought BUDGIES and Gaer as a god and a dictator, we had driven all the five hundred sales-robots as nutty as so many machine-tooled fruitcakes.

In 1997, Wolfowitz and a coterie of neo-cons formed the Project for a New American Century, funded by money from Richard Mellon Scaife and his nutty, ultra-right-wing friends, the Olins and the Bradleys.

The quirky, unstable, bad driver with the nutty family and eyes that seemed to look all the way into her soul.

The nutty little curved beak looked as if it were capable of doing damage, but Archimedes looked closely at the mouse, blinked at the Wart, moved nearer on the finger, closed his eyes and leaned forward.

Incidentally, the innocuous-looking Air Force lieutenant colonel that you had the other nutty Aussie squire around probably knows more about the countryside than your entire pack of pilots.

She never sang except delivering the nutty buns to the breakfast table each morning.

She clutched the tray to her chest, had one of those nutty buns to her mouth within a second.

But, Christ, this was a hell of a lot better than being a bartender for a nutty German storin trooper.

Using a wide frying pan, toast the filberts over medium heat, stirring frequently, until they emit a nutty smell, about 5 to 10 minutes.

Lester Freeman of the Miami Citizens Against Crime has come up with the nuttiest scheme of all: All 52 MCAC membersstaid bankers, lawyers, civic leaders, media honchosare to have their exalted urine screened for drugs this week.

K Crooked Chiropractors, Degenerate Dentists Medicare Medicos, Harlot Heart Surgeons Nutty Neurologists, Craven Cardiologists Improbable Proctologists, Petty Pornographers Huge Urologists, Incensed Internists Demoncats, all!

We've never been briefed on anything like a Medusa Weapon, and I don't buy the idea that a single nutty scientist could build such a thing at home.

Hell, it had been over two months since the showdown with his trusted agent Asterial, Blue Witch of the Kudaan Wastes, and all it had done was have her trapped in a nether-hell with some nutty demon Boolean had cornered and coerced into service.

It's that crispy, nutty taste that gets me—and breadcrumbs never seem so fatty.