WingNut Right-Wing Political Beliefs
Wingnut is a political epithet for a person who holds right-wing political beliefs, especially in the context of Internet forums, blogs, electronic mailing lists, or newsgroups. The term is a truncation of "right-wing nut", and is frequently seen on such blogs as Daily Kos. On economic and stock message boards, a wingnut is a person who believes that there is going to be an imminent economic catastrophe. They are usually associated with goldbugs.