mooncalf

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noun moon·calf \ˈmün-ˌkaf, -ˌkäf\

Definition of mooncalf

  1. :  a foolish or absentminded person :  simpleton he was a helpless mooncalf of a man, poorly equipped for a grueling life — Peter Schjeldahl

Examples of mooncalf in a Sentence

  1. he was a helpless mooncalf when it came to making decisions about even the most trivial things

First Known Use of mooncalf

1614



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