What does Wingnut mean?

A slang pejorative term for a person who holds extreme, often irrational, political views. Can refer to any extreme views, but primarily refers to those considered right wing.

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Other definitions of Wingnut:

  • Someone who advocates for extreme political measures; a radical.
  • A term for a party-extremist that is often used in American politics.
  • Someone who holds extreme right wing views in politics. The alternative term "moonbat" is typically applied to anyone with extreme leftist ideals.
  • Shorthand for an extremist on the political spectrum who holds fringe beliefs.

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How to use the term

  • That wingnut would never cross the aisle to help his constituents.

  • Does the line between wingnut and fascist blur more and more?

  • Don't be such a wingnut. We're talking about people who literally cannot pull themselves up by the bootstraps. They don't even have bootstraps.

  • How's that wingnut uncle of yours?

  • I cannot do another Thanksgiving with that wingnut.


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