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berk [British], booby, charlie (also charley) [British], cuckoo, ding-a-ling, ding-dong, 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
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1904, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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How 'jack' met 'pot.' How 'wed' met 'lock.'
Ding an sich
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