dim bulb


: dimwit

Examples of dim bulb in a Sentence

He was considered something of a dim bulb by his coworkers.
Recent Examples on the Web While there are dim bulbs in both parties, a special lighting area should be designed for Alabama Senator and former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, 25 Sep. 2023 Hamm's cop is on the case that involves moldy fast food, a deaf hitman and a bunch of dim bulbs not good at crimes. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 15 June 2023 The lack of clarity produced by a dim bulb. Pat Myers, Washington Post, 4 Aug. 2022 Davy Jones, a British vocalist, was the cute scamp; Micky Dolenz, the drummer and primary lead singer, was the wild jokester; and Peter Tork, the bass player, was the lovable dim bulb. New York Times, 10 Dec. 2021 Paul Rudd, charming as always, is the title character in this 2011 comedy about a dim bulb who upends his sisters’ lives after he’s busted for selling pot to a cop. Jim Kiest, ExpressNews.com, 22 Dec. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dim bulb was in 1927

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“Dim bulb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dim%20bulb. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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