[ duhm-boh ]
/ ˈdʌm boʊ /
noun, plural dum·bos.
a stupid person: a class full of dumbos.
stupid or foolish: What a dumbo idea!
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blockhead, clod, dolt, dullard, dumbbell, dunce, fool, idiot, ignoramus, imbecile, moron, nitwit, numskull, oaf, simpleton, dodo, dummkopf, halfwit, knothead, knucklehead
Origin of dumbo
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Examples from the Web for dumbo
Austin and Benedetto joined forces after meeting as neighbors in a former factory building in Dumbo, Brooklyn.A Most Illegal Adventure with New York City’s Wildest Underground Event Planners|Nina Strochlic|December 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A right turn would have put me in Dumbo, a now-bustling neighborhood with art galleries and restaurants.He Was My Favorite Student, and They Say He Killed a Baby|Brandy Zadrozny|September 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
/ (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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