Definitions for basket case
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One made powerless or ineffective, as by nerves, panic or stress.
A country in a difficult economic or financial situation.
Origin: The term originated from WWI British English, indicating a soldier missing both his arms and legs, who needed to be literally carried around in a litter or "basket." Today it indicates a state of helplessness similar to the metaphoric removal of the appendages.
"Basket Case" is a song by American punk rock band Green Day. It was released as the third single from its third album, Dookie. The song spent five weeks at the top of the Modern Rock Tracks chart.
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