Wingnut may refer to:

*A wingnut or wing nut, a nut (hardware), with a pair of wings to enable it to be turned without tools
*Wingnut (plant) ("Pterocarya"), a genus of trees bearing winged nuts
*Wingnut (politics), a derogatory American slang term for a person who holds strongly right-wing political beliefs, shortened from "right wing nut".


*Wing Nuts: Battle in the Skies, a video game created by Rocket Science Games
*Wingnut (Care Bears), A character in the Care Bears franchise introduced in the movie "Care Bears: Oopsy Does It!" and persisted into the new TV series "Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-Lot"
*Wingnut, a character from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise
*WingNut Films, New Zealand director Peter Jackson's film production company
*Wingnut Interactive, a video game developer also lead by Peter Jackson

Slang terms

*Wingnut, a term to describe a fan of the Detroit Red Wings
*Wingnut ear, a derogatory term for, or a person with, ears that stick out
*Wingnut (haircut), New Zealand slang for someone who had the "short-back and sides" haircut style of the 1940s and 50s
*Wingnut, military slang for members of the United States Air Force
*Wingnut, a term to describe a fan of the NBC television drama series The West Wing
*Wingnut, a person with a hobby-level of interest in the White House and its architecture, and/or the Presidency of the United States
*Wingnut, a name for an eccentric person.

ee also

*Wingnuts (baseball), Wichita, Kansas new baseball team

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  • wingnut — nut with flared sides for turning with the thumb and forefinger; so called for its shape. Meaning weird person recorded by 1989, probably not from the literal sense but from the secondary sense of NUT (Cf. nut), influenced perhaps by slang senses …   Etymology dictionary

  • wingnut — a person who acts crazy, a nut    Jerry, you wingnut! How did you get that horse in the elevator? …   English idioms

  • wingnut — pterokarija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šeima. Riešutmediniai – Juglandaceae DC. ex Perleb atitikmenys: lot. Pterocarya angl. wingnut vok. Flügelnuss rus. крылоорешник; лапина; птерокария lenk. skrzydloorzech …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • wingnut — wing nut © School Division, Houghton Mifflin Company n. A nut with winglike projections for thumb and forefinger leverage in turning. Also called thumbnut. * * * …   Universalium

  • wingnut — noun a) A nut having wing like projections so that it can be turned easily by hand b) A deciduous tree of the genus Pterocarya native to Asia Syn: wing nut, thumbnut, pterocarya …   Wiktionary

  • wingnut — Scottish Vernacular Dictionary Person with unfortunately large, sticky out ears …   English dialects glossary

  • Wingnut (politics) — Wingnut is a term currently used in U.S. politics as a political epithet referring to people who hold extreme conservative views or support far right wing politics, especially those who espouse right wing conspiracy theories. It is generally… …   Wikipedia

  • WingNut Films — est une société de production cinématographique néo zélandaise créée par Peter Jackson en 1986. Liste des différents films Films déjà réalisés Red Crow and the Ghost Ship (1986) Bad Taste (1987) Meet the Feebles (1990) Valley of the Stereos… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Wingnut (plant) — Taxobox name = Wingnut image width = 240px image caption = Japanese Wingnut ( Pterocarya rhoifolia ) regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Fagales familia = Juglandaceae genus = Pterocarya genus authority = Nutt …   Wikipedia

  • Wingnut Interactive — Infobox Company company name = Wingnut Interactive company type = Subsidiary of Microsoft foundation = 2006 location = flagicon|New Zealand Wellington, New Zealand key people = Peter Jackson industry = Video game industry products = Video games… …   Wikipedia

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