know-nothing

noun
know-noth·​ing | \ ˈnō-ˌnə-thiŋ How to pronounce know-nothing (audio) \

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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First Known Use of know-nothing

1812, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of know-nothing was in 1812

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“Know-nothing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/know-nothing. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of know-nothing

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

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