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dunce

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noun \ˈdən(t)s\

Simple Definition of dunce

  • : someone who is stupid or slow at learning things

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dunce

  1. :  a slow-witted or stupid person

Examples of dunce in a sentence

  1. <people with the learning disability dyslexia were once simply dismissed as dunces>



Origin of dunce

John Duns Scotus, whose once accepted writings were ridiculed in the 16th century


First Known Use: 1570

Rhymes with dunce



DUNCE Defined for Kids

dunce

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noun \ˈdəns\

Definition of dunce for Students

  1. :  a stupid person





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