rumdumm

rum-dum

[ruhm-duhm] Slang.
noun
1.
a stupid or ignorant person.
2.
drunkard; lush.
adjective
3.
stupid; ignorant.
4.
of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or arising from habitual drunkenness; addled by drink.
Also, rum-dumb, rum-dumm.


Origin:
1890–95; rhyming compound with rum1 and dumb, perhaps influenced in sense by humdrum

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