lunatic fringe

noun
Updated on: 26 Apr 2018

Definition of lunatic fringe

: the members of a usually political or social movement espousing extreme, eccentric, or fanatical views

Examples of lunatic fringe in a Sentence

  1. His nomination is opposed by the party's lunatic fringe.

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First Known Use of lunatic fringe

1913

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Definition of lunatic fringe for English Language Learners

  • : the members of a political or social group or movement who have the most extreme or foolish ideas


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