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17.
A whale saving, pot smoking, tree hugging, often long-haired, often unshowered lefty. Granola crunchers are prone to wearing socks with any variety of sandals and smoking themselves retarded while believing that alcohol is the devil. They will also often be vegetarian, crying for the life of a chicken while being pro abortion. Also, see granola cruncher
The moon-bats in Boston spent all of their granola money on John Kerry pins and banners only to wait in the cold for him through the night.
by BobbyB June 17, 2005
 
1.
Moonbat (1) (n) Irrational and Mentally unstable persons of a decidedly liberal political affiliation;
(2) (n) Someone on the extreme edge of whatever their -ism happens to be.
Human Shields are Moonbats!
by Dashing Dasher October 16, 2004
 
2.
An unthinking or insane leftist -- in other words, most modern leftists.

Moonbat can also be used as an adjective, e.g. a moonbat professor. According to the Wikipedia entry for moonbat, the word was coined in 2002 by the Editor of Samizdata, Perry de Havilland, and was a variation on the name of radical British activist and columnist George Monbiot.

Originally, the term "moonbat" was intended to be more politically neutral, and described wackos on the left and the right, but it quickly acquired its current usage of being applied almost exclusively to those on the left.

The term also references the moon much in the same way that "lunatic" refers to the insanity-causing powers of the full moon (luna = moon). Bloggers occasionally analyze the behavior patterns of various moonbat "species" as if they were actual animals, and even give them satirical Linnaean taxonomical names, such as "moonbattus berkeleyensis".

The entry in the Samizdata glossary indicates that Perry originally coined the full phrase "barking moonbat"; apparently "moonbat" is just a subsequent shortened version of "barking moonbat," rather than being a pre-existing term that was lengthened to barking moonbat.
Worker #1 "Did you see those moonbats on the news staging another one of their useless protests?"

Worker #2 "Yeah, all eight of them."

Worker #1 "Man, they need to get real jobs."
by Garlic M. May 03, 2007
 
3.
Someone way over on the political left that makes insane, irrational statements about their opposition on the right, Example of an actual moonbat statement: "These extremist Tea Baggers (moonbat's pornographic name for Tea Party) were the reason why S&P lowered the US credit rating". So a group of people that are trying to get our politicians to spend within its means are "extremists" and the cause of the downgrade when the S&P explicitly stated the US needs to cut even more than what the TP has advocated ? Yep, makes sense to me. Welcome to the irrational, upside-down world of the moonbat.
I can't talk to my moonbat neighbor because every other word out of his mouth is Bush sucks, Cheney blows and of course the axis of Obama/Reid/Pelosi are the best thing since sliced bread.
by Ted1203 August 15, 2011
 
4.
An extreme leftist, throwing aside logic for political
convenience. A caller to the Howie Carr radio show summed
it up as "These people wear winter clothes in the summer".
Characterized by men in ponytails, sandals with socks,
and 1.20.09 Bush's Last Day bumperstickers. Often seen
at global warming marches that take place during snowstorms.
The moonbats were out in full force at the anti-war rally.
by raccoonradio September 28, 2007
 
5.
A mentally unstable Liberal who tires to hijack the true meaning of a word and turn it to their advantage. Just as they have with History.
The true definition of Moonbat is not a compliment to Liberals. It is a term used to describe their mental instability and lack of knowledge.
If you tell the same lie over and over again eventually people will start to believe it. Moonbats are notorious for telling those lies and for believing them. Look at the actual history of Congressional voting record. The Liberals have a bad voting history. They were the biggest opposition to the abolishment of slavery. Yes the Republicans freed the slaves. Liberals were the biggest opposition to women’s rights and they were the biggest opposition of the Civil Rights Act.
Their Congressional voting history proves it.
Moonbats need to pay attention to the history of the KKK. It was the so called liberals who founded the KKK. Yes that is right, it was founded by so called Democrats and they have a long documented history in the KKK.Liberals seem to have forgotten the KKK was founded in the south and back then the south was all Democrat.
These are all examples of how they have told the same lies for so long that mentally unstable people believe their lies.

by Tav68 October 29, 2007
 
6.
A liberal, progressive, or left-wing person who promotes irrational conspiracy theories involving conservatives.
Helen is a moonbat - she thinks Ronald Reagan ordered the murder of John Lennon becuse of Lennon's anti-war views.
by vonTrips August 29, 2009
 
7.
Derogatory term for a liberal activist, implying that s/he is a lunatic. The opposite of wingnut.
Conservative Jones, Boy Detective: You're just in time. My colleague, Glenn Beck, has brought a mystery to my attention! The Fasces is an ancient Roman symbol co-opted by the Fascists. Now look at the back of the Mercury Dime, minted by Woodrow Wilson, and what do you see? It's proof that Democrats are historical fascists!

Moonbat McWacky: Actually, the Mercury Dime predates Fascism by several years, and the same symbol can be found in the Oval Office, Congress, and the Lincoln Memorial.

Jones: Good God, Moonbat, do you know what that means? Fascists have been trying to take over this country... since before they even existed!
by JeffGannon January 25, 2012