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simpleton

noun sim·ple·ton \ˈsim-pəl-tən\

: someone who is not very intelligent or who does not have or show good sense or judgment

Full Definition of SIMPLETON

:  a person lacking in common sense
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Examples of SIMPLETON

  1. The instructions were so complicated I felt like a complete simpleton.
  2. <his silly antics at office parties have earned him a reputation as a simpleton>

Origin of SIMPLETON

1simple + -ton (as in surnames such as Washington)
First Known Use: circa 1630
SIMPLETON Defined for Kids

simpleton

noun sim·ple·ton \ˈsim-pəl-tən\

Definition of SIMPLETON for Kids

:  a foolish or stupid person

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