dimwit

[ dim-wit ]
/ ˈdɪmˌwɪt /

noun Slang.

a stupid or slow-thinking person.

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Origin of dimwit

An Americanism dating back to 1920–25; dim + wit1

OTHER WORDS FROM dimwit

dim·wit·ted, adjectivedim·wit·ted·ly, adverbdim·wit·ted·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for dimwitted

dimwit
/ (ˈdɪmˌwɪt) /

noun

informal a stupid or silly person

Derived forms of dimwit

dim-witted, adjectivedim-wittedly, adverbdim-wittedness, noun
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