mooncalf

noun
moon·​calf | \ ˈmün-ˌkaf How to pronounce mooncalf (audio) , -ˌkäf \

Definition of mooncalf

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

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Examples of mooncalf in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of mooncalf

1614, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mooncalf was in 1614

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“Mooncalf.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mooncalf. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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