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noun, plural dum·bos.
  1. a stupid person: a class full of dumbos.
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  1. stupid or foolish: What a dumbo idea!
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Origin of dumbo

probably earlier than 1955–60; dumb + -o
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noun plural -bos
  1. slang a slow-witted unintelligent person
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Word Origin

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