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noun Slang.
  1. a stupid or slow-thinking person.
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Origin of dimwit

An Americanism dating back to 1920–25; dim + wit1
Related formsdim·wit·ted, adjectivedim·wit·ted·ly, adverbdim·wit·ted·ness, noun

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Related Words for dimwitted

dense, doltish, dumb, empty-headed, half-witted, obtuse, simple, simpleminded, thickheaded, unintelligent, boneheaded, thick-skulled

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British Dictionary definitions for dimwitted


  1. informal a stupid or silly person
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Derived Formsdim-witted, adjectivedim-wittedly, adverbdim-wittedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for dimwitted



also dim-wit, U.S. college slang by 1922, from dim (adj.) + wit (n.). Related: dimwitted.

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