noun, plural jug·gins·es. Chiefly British.

a simpleton.

Origin of juggins

First recorded in 1835–45; origin uncertain
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Historical Examples of juggins

  • He'll borrow money from any juggins who is ass enough to lend it to him.

    The Opal Serpent

    Fergus Hume

  • It was new to Juggins, and it used to give him awful gripes, but he stuck to it like a man.

  • Go to sleep, Juggins, old man, the tapioca has gone to your head.

  • And Dennis yelled: "Bob, you juggins, do you want to do the lot of us in?"

  • To do this decently Juggins decided to make a carpenter's bench.

    Behind the Beyond

    Stephen Leacock

British Dictionary definitions for juggins



British informal a silly person; simpleton

Word Origin for juggins

C19: special use of the surname Juggins
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