Simple Simon

Origin of Simple Simon

First recorded in 1775–85; after the nursery rhyme character
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British Dictionary definitions for simple simon

Simple Simon

noun
  1. a foolish man or boy; simpleton

Word Origin for Simple Simon

C20: after the name of a character in a nursery rhyme
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