half-wit

noun
\ ˈhaf-ˌwit How to pronounce half-wit (audio) , ˈhäf-\

Definition of half-wit

: a foolish or imbecilic person

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Other Words from half-wit

half-witted \ ˈhaf-​ˈwi-​təd How to pronounce half-witted (audio) , ˈhäf-​ \ adjective
half-wittedness noun

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Synonyms

berk [British], booby, charlie (also charley) [British], cuckoo, ding-a-ling, ding-dong, dingbat, dipstick, doofus [slang], featherhead, fool, git [British], goose, jackass, lunatic, mooncalf, nincompoop, ninny, ninnyhammer, nit [chiefly British], nitwit, nut, nutcase, simp, simpleton, turkey, yo-yo

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First Known Use of half-wit

1640, in the meaning defined above

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half-wit

noun

English Language Learners Definition of half-wit

informal : a foolish or stupid person

half-wit

noun
\ ˈhaf-ˌwit, ˈhäf-\

Kids Definition of half-wit

: a very stupid person

Other Words from half-wit

half-witted \ -​ˈwi-​təd \ adjective

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