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: a dull or witless person : blockhead, fool
appealed strongly to the throng of lackwitsH. L. Wilson
the lackwits who repeat these snappy sayings scarcely comprehend the distinctionSpringfield (Massachusetts) Union


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: lacking intelligence
saddled with a lackwit assistantTime

Word History



lack entry 1 + wit

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“Lackwit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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