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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. It is used where frequent adjustments are needed or part removal can be made quickly at some later stage.
  • Wingnut (plant) (Pterocarya), a genus of trees bearing winged nuts
  • Wingnut (politics), an American slang term for a person who holds extreme political views
  • Wingnut (slang) a term originating in East London in the early 1980s amongst 'alternatives' students, artists and bohemians to refer to uneducated violent working class young men - esp skinheads.
  • Wingnut dishwashers union, an american folk punk band.

Entertainment, Media, and Sports

  • 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, or Wingnut Wings, his World War I model making company
  • Wingnut Interactive, a video game developer also led by Peter Jackson
  • WingNuts: Temporal Navigator, a computer game created by Freeverse Software
  • WingNuts 2: Raina's Revenge, the sequel to WingNuts: Temporal Navigator
  • Wichita Wingnuts, a Wichita, Kansas baseball team

Slang terms

  • Wingnut (squat), a series of squatted warehouses, apartment buildings, and houses in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 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.
  • Wingnut, a person who is crazy about all things that fly.







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