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He's a little nuts.
How do we interpret the sentence? 'Nuts' is a noun here?
'Nuts' is the plural of 'nut'. But that's not its meaning here - although the adjective 'nuts' might have arisen from "He's got nuts in his head."
Anyway, it's a predicate adjective; you can't use it before the noun:
The man is nuts. Right.
*He is a nuts man. Wrong.
Here are a few other such adectives. They are not common.
The man is bonkers. (This means the same.)
She'll be apples.
Everything's coming up roses.
That's all I can think of at the moment.
I have seen bonkers used as an attributive adjective- a bonkers bloke.
On American TV shows, I frequently hear the word "nutjob", which is used for crazy or eccentric people. Is it a modified form of "nuts" and is it vulgar, more or less than nuts?
Thanks for replies in advance.
mad, crazy, barking, loony, nutty, nuts, looney-tunes, nutty as a fruitcake, bonkers, nutjob, wingnut, psycho, batsh*t crazy, fruitcake, loon ... the list is endless.
My favourite has always been "2 stops short of Dagenham".
That's a reference to "barking" because Barking is a stop on the London Underground, 2 stops before Dagenham station.