dimbulb

[dim-buhlb, -buhlb]

noun Slang.

a stupid person; dimwit.

Nearby words

  1. dim.,
  2. dimaggio,
  3. dimaggio, joe,
  4. dimashq,
  5. dimbleby,
  6. dime,
  7. dime a dozen,
  8. dime bag,
  9. dime novel,
  10. dime novels

Origin of dimbulb

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35; dim + bulb

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British Dictionary definitions for dim bulb

dim bulb

noun

informal a slow-witted unintelligent person
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