dim-witted

adjective
dim-wit·​ted | \ ˈdim-ˈwi-təd How to pronounce dim-witted (audio) \
variants: or less commonly dimwitted

Definition of dim-witted

: not intelligent : stupid

Other Words from dim-witted

dim-wittedly or less commonly dimwittedly adverb
dim-wittedness or less commonly dimwittedness noun

First Known Use of dim-witted

1934, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About dim-witted

Time Traveler for dim-witted

Time Traveler

The first known use of dim-witted was in 1934

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near dim-witted

dimwit

dim-witted

Dimya

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for dim-witted

Cite this Entry

“Dim-witted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dim-witted. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Which Word Does Not Belong?

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!