wingnut

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Wingnuts: nuts with wing-like projections.
Fruit of the Chinese wingnut, Pterocarya stenoptera.

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wing +‎ nut.

Noun[edit]

wingnut (plural wingnuts)

  1. A nut having wing-like projections so that it can be turned easily by hand.
  2. A deciduous tree of the genus Pterocarya native to Asia.
  3. (slang, derogatory) Someone with crazy or extreme political views (especially extreme conservative views).
  4. (slang, derogatory, North American itinerant and street populations) A mentally ill homeless person.
  5. (slang, derogatory) Someone perceived as odd, eccentric, and/or extreme.
  6. (slang, rural US) A member of the air force (in a town that hosts a USAF installation).

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