ignoramus


ig·no·ra·mus

noun \ˌig-nə-ˈrā-məs also -ˈra-\

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

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

Full Definition of IGNORAMUS

:  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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