Simple Simon


noun
  1. a simpleton.

Origin of Simple Simon

1
First recorded in 1775–85; after the nursery rhyme character

Words Nearby Simple Simon

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How to use Simple Simon in a sentence

  • The next morning Heartsease was feeding her tame birds in the garden when Simple Simon appeared before her.

    The Blue Rose Fairy Book | Maurice Baring
  • And so saying, Simple Simon said good-bye to Heartsease, for it was time for him to start once more on his travels.

    The Blue Rose Fairy Book | Maurice Baring
  • And this time Heartsease had no friend to talk to, for Simple Simon was not there, although she had news of him.

    The Blue Rose Fairy Book | Maurice Baring
  • And when he said this, the whole Court laughed, and they said that Simple Simon would never cease to be a ninny.

    The Blue Rose Fairy Book | Maurice Baring
  • Now once upon a time there was a baby-journalist named Simple Simon.

    Nights in London | Thomas Burke

British Dictionary definitions for Simple Simon

Simple Simon

noun
  1. a foolish man or boy; simpleton

Origin of Simple Simon

1
C20: after the name of a character in a nursery rhyme

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