Dictionary

nitwit

noun nit·wit \ˈnit-ˌwit\

: a stupid or silly person

Full Definition of NITWIT

:  a scatterbrained or stupid person

Examples of NITWIT

  1. Don't be such a nitwit.
  2. <don't be a nitwit—wear a seat belt!>

Origin of NITWIT

probably from German dialect nit not + English wit
First Known Use: circa 1922

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: nitwittedPrevious Word in the Dictionary: nitweedAll Words Near: nitwit
April 19, 2015
desiccate Hear it
to dry up or become dried up
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears