simpleton

[ sim-puhl-tuhn ]
/ ˈsɪm pəl tən /

noun

an ignorant, foolish, or silly person.

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Origin of simpleton

First recorded in 1640–50; simple + -ton
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simpleton
/ (ˈsɪmpəltən) /

noun

a foolish or ignorant person
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