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.
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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