At its most pejorative, the term describes a uniquely disposable kind of young gay man: Hairless, guileless, witless.
Sorry, but the endless apologies from hapless celebrities and witless pundits add up to a big zero.
Old English witleas; see wit (n.) + -less. Phrase scared witless attested from 1975. Related: Witlessly; witlessness.
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