half-wit

[ half-wit, hahf- ]
/ ˈhælfˌwɪt, ˈhɑf- /

noun

a person who is feeble-minded.
a person who is foolish or senseless; dunderhead.

Nearby words

  1. half-turning,
  2. half-used,
  3. half-volley,
  4. half-wave plate,
  5. half-wave rectifier,
  6. half-witted,
  7. half-year,
  8. halfback,
  9. halfbeak,
  10. halfhearted

Origin of half-wit

First recorded in 1670–80

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half-wit

n.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper