dumbo

[ duhm-boh ]
/ ˈdʌm boʊ /
Slang.

noun, plural dum·bos.

a stupid person: a class full of dumbos.

adjective

stupid or foolish: What a dumbo idea!

Nearby words

  1. dumbfound,
  2. dumbfounded,
  3. dumbhead,
  4. dumbledore,
  5. dumbly,
  6. dumbshit,
  7. dumbstricken,
  8. dumbstruck,
  9. dumbwaiter,
  10. dumdum

Origin of dumbo

probably earlier than 1955–60; dumb + -o

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British Dictionary definitions for dumbo

dumbo

/ (ˈdʌmbəʊ) /

noun plural -bos

slang a slow-witted unintelligent person

Word Origin for dumbo

C20: after the flying elephant in Dumbo, the Walt Disney cartoon released in 1941

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