mooncalf

noun moon·calf \ ˈmün-ˌkaf , -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

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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