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dimwit

[dim-wit] /ˈdɪmˌwɪt/
noun, Slang.
1.
a stupid or slow-thinking person.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25, Americanism; dim + wit1
Related forms
dimwitted, adjective
dimwittedly, adverb
dimwittedness, noun
Synonyms
dummy, nitwit, numskull, booby, dumbbell.
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British Dictionary definitions for dim-witted

dimwit

/ˈdɪmˌwɪt/
noun
1.
(informal) a stupid or silly person
Derived Forms
dim-witted, adjective
dim-wittedly, adverb
dim-wittedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for dim-witted

dimwit

n.

also dim-wit, U.S. college slang by 1922, from dim (adj.) + wit (n.). Related: dimwitted.

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Slang definitions & phrases for dim-witted

dimwit

noun

A stupid person; boob: She's the worst dimwit on campus (1917+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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