know-nothing

noun know-noth·ing \ ˈnō-ˌnə-thiŋ \

Definition of know-nothing

1 a : 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

know-nothing

adjective

First Known Use of know-nothing

1812


KNOW-NOTHING Defined for English Language Learners

know-nothing

noun

Definition of know-nothing for English Language Learners

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


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