- a stupid or slow-thinking person.
Origin of dimwit
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dummy, nitwit, numskull, booby, dumbbell.
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Examples from the Web for dim-witted
On the demand side, the number of pleasure-seeking, dim-witted young adults who have not been touched by mortality is endless.What 'Bath Salts' Will—and Won’t—Make You Do
June 1, 2012
- informal a stupid or silly person
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Word Origin and History for dim-witted
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