dimbulb

[ dim-buhlb, -buhlb ]
/ ˈdɪmˌbʌlb, -ˈbʌlb /

noun Slang.

a stupid person; dimwit.

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Origin of dimbulb

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35; dim + bulb
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British Dictionary definitions for dimbulb

dim bulb

noun

informal a slow-witted unintelligent person
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