half-wit

noun \ ˈhaf-ˌwit , ˈhäf- \

Definition of half-wit

: a foolish or imbecilic person

half-witted

play \ˈhaf-ˈwi-təd, ˈhäf-\ adjective

half-wittedness

noun

First Known Use of half-wit

1640

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HALF-WIT Defined for English Language Learners

half-wit

Definition of half-wit for English Language Learners

  • : a foolish or stupid person


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half-wit

noun \ ˈhaf-ˌwit , ˈhäf- \

Definition of half-wit for Students

: a very stupid person

half-witted

\-ˈwi-təd\ adjective

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