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ignoramus

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noun ig·no·ra·mus \ˌig-nə-ˈrā-məs also -ˈra-\

Simple Definition of ignoramus

  • : a person who does not know much : an ignorant or stupid person

Full Definition of ignoramus

plural ig·no·ra·mus·es also ig·no·ra·miplay \-mē\

  1. :  an utterly ignorant person :  dunce

Examples of ignoramus

  1. I can't believe they let an ignoramus like that run the company.

  2. <only an ignoramus would be foiled by the building's security system>



Origin of ignoramus

Ignoramus, ignorant lawyer in Ignoramus (1615), play by George Ruggle, from Latin, literally, we are ignorant of


First Known Use: circa 1616



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