Wingnut Definition

wĭngnŭt
wingnuts
noun
A nut with winglike projections for thumb and forefinger leverage in turning.
American Heritage
A person with extreme or fanatical political views.
American Heritage
A crazy or eccentric person.
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Other Word Forms of Wingnut

Noun

Singular:
wingnut
Plural:
wingnuts

Origin of Wingnut

  • Senses 2a and 2b influenced by wing faction

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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