dimwitted

dimwit

[dim-wit]
noun Slang.
a stupid or slow-thinking person.

Origin:
1920–25, Americanism; dim + wit1

dimwitted, adjective
dimwittedly, adverb
dimwittedness, noun


dummy, nitwit, numskull, booby, dumbbell.
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dimwit (ˈdɪmˌwɪt)
 
n
informal a stupid or silly person
 
dim-'witted
 
adj
 
dim-'wittedly
 
adv
 
dim-'wittedness
 
n

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dimwit
also dim-wit, U.S. college slang by 1922, from dim + wit. Related: dimwitted.
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dimwit definition

[ˈdɪmwɪt]
  1. n.
    an oaf; a dullard. (Also a rude term of address.) : Oh, Dave, you can be such a dimwit!
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