half-wit

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

noun

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

Origin of half-wit

First recorded in 1670–80
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