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Sometimes percieved as an insult, usually a stereotype or label.

A basketcase is common word used to describe a social outcast in school. Some characteristics of a basketcase included emotional instability, weirdness, and constant isolation from mainstream society. A basketcase is often independent and isolationist, in other words, anti-social.

This word was widely used in the 80s. Like most slang prior to the 90s, it has fallen into disuse. Today, a basketcase can be categorized in three groups known as the goth, emo, and punk.
"You are such a basketcase!" - Random Prep
"I know, I don't follow the trend, you got a problem with that?" - Basketcase
by HaXor Dude February 20, 2005
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to sport a boner, fly the sail at full mass, rock hard, etc.
"I had a lot of cartoon characters that used to get me sexually aroused as a kid... The female reindeer from the Rudolph claymation series, when I was in preschool, I used to be bricked up watching that shit." -Jack Harlow
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When a given situation has no solution.
It makes reference in the form of a parabola to someone who has lost his mental health and has no cure.
It is said that people without cure to a mental disease used to be sent to a mental health care facility for life where they would manufacture baskets for the rest of their lives.
The economoy of Nicaragua is such a basket case.
Peter smokes two packs a day, he is such a basket case
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someone whos emotions are filled with anxiety and obsession
Any mother would be a basket case if they found out their child was hit by a car.
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1) Someone who is going mad or on the verge of a nevous brakedown.
2) A Green Day song sung by the one and only Billie Joe Armstrong. Arguably one of the great Green Day songs, if not one of the great songs of the 90's.
1) He is such a basket case.
2) Be quiet, I am listening to Basket Case.
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The phrase has its roots in WW2. When a soldier came into a medical facility with a limb or multiple limbs detatched from his body, the nurses would call the patient a "basket case". As in they had to bring the soldier to them in a basket.

Modern day usage is to describe someone that is in need of extreme assistance(mental or physical).
Well Marge they brought in another basket case, a grenade blew off his legs.
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one who is crazy, well i'll let the lyrics of the Green Day song say it for you.
Do you have the time
To listen to me whine
About nothin' and everything
All at once?

I am one of those
Melodramatic fools.
Neurotic to the bone,
No doubt about it.

Sometimes I give myself the creeps.
Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me.
It all keeps addin' up.
I think I'm crackin' up.
Am I just paranoid,
Or am I just stoned?

I went to a shrink
To analyze my dreams.
She said it's lack of sex
That's bringin' me down.

I went to a whore.
He said my life's a bore,
So quit my whining cuz
It's bringin' her down.

Sometimes I give myself the creeps.
Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me.
It all keeps addin' up.
I think I'm crackin' up.
Am I just paranoid?
Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Grasping to control.
So I better hold on.

Sometimes I give myself the creeps.
Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me.
It all keeps addin' up.
I think I'm crackin' up.
Am I just paranoid,
Or am I just stoned?
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