rum-dum

or rum-dumb, rum-dumm

[ruhm-duhm]Slang.
adjective
  1. stupid; ignorant.
  2. of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or arising from habitual drunkenness; addled by drink.

Origin of rum-dum

1890–95; rhyming compound with rum1 and dumb, perhaps influenced in sense by humdrum
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Historical Examples of rum-dum

  • He wasn't much of a man—Ben Cameron—weak-eyed, rum-dum—poor too.

    The Vagrant Duke

    George Gibbs