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Origin of dunce
OTHER WORDS FROM duncedun·ci·cal, duncish, adjectivedunc·ish·ly, adverb
Words nearby dunce
Example sentences from the Web for dunce
This time, Super Duper Loser Kevin Dopart suggested perhaps a dunce cap, or a jester’s hat, with the title “Clowning Achievement.”Style Conversational Week 1413: Our new not-so-big top -- the Clowning Achievement trophy|Pat Myers|December 3, 2020|Washington Post
But such branding ostracizes that behavior, like the film should be forced to wear a dunce cap and publicly shamed in the corner.Guardians of the Galaxy’s Chris Pratt Is the Everydude Superhero|Kevin Fallon|August 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The penalty for a miss is the same as in the sprint (Dunce Lap).
Like the pursuit, there are four stops for shooting, but in lieu of a Dunce Lap each miss adds a full minute to your total time.
If you miss you have to hit the 150m penalty loop, or as I like to call it, the Dunce Lap.
There are two shooting stops, one prone, one standing, Dunce Lap penalty for misses.
Pedantic, unimaginative and presumptuous, Theobald was the logical choice for a Dunce King in 1728.A Letter from Mr. Cibber to Mr. Pope|Colley Cibber
Tyndale himself, who invented such beautiful words in his translations, was the first to use the word dunce.Stories That Words Tell Us|Elizabeth O'Neill
I'm afraid from this you'll guess that I must have been a dunce at school myself.The Nicest Girl in the School|Angela Brazil
Tutors I could get by shoals, but a fellow-dunce is inestimable.'The Heir of Redclyffe|Charlotte M. Yonge
He had no mercy on a fool or a dunce, and turned in disgust from those who loved trifles and lies.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VI|John Lord