- simple vow,
- simplex method,
Origin of simpleton
Examples from the Web for simpleton
To put it charitably, this is the jurisprudence of the simpleton.
Afy was no simpleton, and knew that she was no match for him.East Lynne|Mrs. Henry Wood
You see, there must be a limit to the five-figure numbers having the peculiarity observed by the simpleton.The Canterbury Puzzles|Henry Ernest Dudeney
But how could I possibly foresee that the child would be such a simpleton?Vashti|Augusta J. Evans Wilson
Here is a love-billet from some simpleton, with a knife as a souvenir; sharpen it on the Arbicos.Under Two Flags|Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]
What a simpleton must I have been all day,—since my own shadow makes a mock of my fooleries!Footprints on the Sea-Shore (From "Twice Told Tales")|Nathaniel Hawthorne
1640s, probably a jocular formation from simple and -ton, suffix extracted from surnames. Cf. skimmington, personification of an ill-used spouse," c.1600.