mooncalves

mooncalf

[moon-kaf, -kahf]
noun, plural mooncalves.
1.
a congenitally grossly deformed and mentally defective person.
2.
a foolish person.
3.
a person who spends time idly daydreaming.

Origin:
1555–65; moon + calf1

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mooncalf (ˈmuːnˌkɑːf)
 
n , pl -calves
1.  a born fool; dolt
2.  a person who idles time away
3.  obsolete a freak or monster

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