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dumb ox

noun phrase

A stupid, sluggish person, esp a hulking one

[1847+; oddly enough, this was the nickname given by his schoolfellow to Thomas Aquinas, not for stupidity but for stolid silence]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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