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juggins

[juhg-inz] /ˈdʒʌg ɪnz/
noun, plural jugginses. Chiefly British
1.
a simpleton.
Origin of juggins
1835-1845
1835-45; origin uncertain
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  • The 'juggins,' however jubilant he may have been, soon finds that he has no cause for rejoicing.

    Sharps and Flats John Nevil Maskelyne
  • He'll borrow money from any juggins who is ass enough to lend it to him.

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
  • You see, juggins, a gentleman has to think of a girl's feelings.

    Fanny's First Play George Bernard Shaw
  • Go to sleep, juggins, old man, the tapioca has gone to your head.

    In Court and Kampong Hugh Clifford
  • Dora says your name cant be juggins, and that you have the manners of a gentleman.

    Fanny's First Play George Bernard Shaw
  • And Dennis yelled: "Bob, you juggins, do you want to do the lot of us in?"

  • juggins takes two chairs from the wall and places them at the table, between the host and hostess.

    Fanny's First Play George Bernard Shaw
  • To do this decently juggins decided to make a carpenter's bench.

    Behind the Beyond Stephen Leacock
  • It was new to juggins, and it used to give him awful gripes, but he stuck to it like a man.

    In Court and Kampong Hugh Clifford
  • "Only a year ago, Mr. juggins, you referred to me emphatically as an old pirate," he said.

    Atchoo! George Niblo
British Dictionary definitions for juggins

juggins

/ˈdʒʌɡɪnz/
noun
1.
(Brit, informal) a silly person; simpleton
Word Origin
C19: special use of the surname Juggins
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Slang definitions & phrases for juggins

juggins

noun

  1. A stupid person; dolt; jughead (1882+ British schoolboys)
  2. A dupe; easy mark, patsy, sucker (1940s+ Underworld)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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