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[dim-buhlb, -buhlb] /ˈdɪmˌbʌlb, -ˈbʌlb/
noun, Slang.
a stupid person; dimwit.
Origin of dimbulb
An Americanism dating back to 1930-35; dim + bulb Unabridged
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dim bulb

(informal) a slow-witted unintelligent person
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dim bulb

noun phrase

A stupid person; dimwit: a peculiar combination of dim bulb and bump-on-a-log/ Heroes meant to be swankily sexy tend to come off as tight-lipped dim bulbs (1920s+)

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