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berk [British], booby, charlie (also charley) [British], cuckoo, ding-dong, dingbat, dipstick, doofus [slang], featherhead, fool, git [British], goose, half-wit, jackass, lunatic, mooncalf, nincompoop, ninny, ninnyhammer, nit [chiefly British], nitwit, nut, nutcase, simp, simpleton, turkey, yo-yo
circa 1935, in the meaning defined above
reduplication of ding entry 1
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