- 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 dimwitted
The agents used traditional, entirely legal, and specifically targeted methods to place the dimwitted Zazi under surveillance.NSA Surveillance Program Failed to Invade Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s Privacy
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Dimwitted Franz Biberkopf is released from prison into the prison that was Weimar.The Heirs of Joyce's Ulysses
June 15, 2010
- informal a stupid or silly person
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Word Origin and History for dimwitted
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