know-nothing

noun
know-noth·ing | \ ˈnō-ˌnə-thiŋ \

Definition of know-nothing 

1a : ignoramus

b : agnostic

2 capitalized K&N : a member of a 19th century secret American political organization hostile to the political influence of recent immigrants and Roman Catholics

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know-nothing adjective

First Known Use of know-nothing

1812, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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know-nothing

noun

English Language Learners Definition of know-nothing

: a person who lacks intelligence or knowledge : a stupid or ignorant person

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