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Dictionary Definition

nutty adj
1 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] [also: nuttiest, nuttier]

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Adjective

  1. Containing nuts
    This is a nutty chocolate bar.
  2. Barmy, crazy, mad.
    Your wife is as nutty as a fruitcake

Extensive Definition

Nutty was a British comic book 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, survived Dandy merger
  • Blubba and the Bear, an Eskimo in conflict with a polar bear trying to steal his fish, who is also starting in the Dandy as reprints in number 3408
  • 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
  • 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 which 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 schoolkids. 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 TV star who was seen making, or starring in, a different show each week
  • Whoops-A-Daisy, a mischievous girl. Drawn by Barry Appleby
  • The Wild Rovers, a group of dogs who had comedy adventures

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