lunatic fringe

noun

Definition of lunatic fringe

  1. :  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.

1913

First Known Use of lunatic fringe

1913


LUNATIC FRINGE Defined for English Language Learners

lunatic fringe

noun

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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