plural -s
: a clumsy often stupid person : a blundering fool

Word History


after Tony Lumpkin, ignorant young man in the comedy She Stoops to Conquer (1773) by Oliver Goldsmith †1774 British author

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“Lumpkin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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