nuttier, nuttiest
1) ADJ-GRADED If you describe food as nutty, you mean that it tastes of nuts, has the texture of nuts, or is made with nuts.

...nutty butter cookies...

Chick peas have a distinctive, delicious and nutty flavour.

2) ADJ-GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as nutty, you mean that their behaviour is very strange or foolish. [INFORMAL]

He looked like a nutty professor...

That's a nutty idea.

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