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[juhg-inz] /ˈdʒʌg ɪnz/
noun, plural jugginses. Chiefly British.
a simpleton.
Origin of juggins
First recorded in 1835-45; origin uncertain Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for juggins
Historical Examples
  • He'll borrow money from any juggins who is ass enough to lend it to him.

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
  • It was new to juggins, and it used to give him awful gripes, but he stuck to it like a man.

    In Court and Kampong Hugh Clifford
  • Go to sleep, juggins, old man, the tapioca has gone to your head.

    In Court and Kampong Hugh Clifford
  • And Dennis yelled: "Bob, you juggins, do you want to do the lot of us in?"

  • To do this decently juggins decided to make a carpenter's bench.

    Behind the Beyond

    Stephen Leacock
  • "Only a year ago, Mr. juggins, you referred to me emphatically as an old pirate," he said.


    George Niblo
  • And juggins went out of that senatorial mansion a sadder and a wiser man.


    George Niblo
  • The hopeless thing is that any juggins can make new sub-species.

    Birds of the Plains Douglas Dewar
  • At one end of the pole you would put Shakespeare, at the other the Jubilee juggins?

    Sylvia & Michael Compton Mackenzie
  • "I should like to hear the top-sawyer from London," said juggins.

    Sybil Benjamin Disraeli
British Dictionary definitions for juggins


(Brit, informal) a silly person; simpleton
Word Origin
C19: special use of the surname Juggins
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for juggins



  1. A stupid person; dolt; jughead (1882+ British schoolboys)
  2. A dupe; easy mark, patsy, sucker (1940s+ Underworld)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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