nincompoop

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noun nin·com·poop \ˈnin-kəm-ˌpüp, ˈniŋ-\

Definition of nincompoop

nincompoopery

play \ˈnin-kəm-ˌpü-pə-rē, ˈniŋ-\ noun

Examples of nincompoop in a sentence

  1. The people running that company are a bunch of nincompoops!

  2. <quit acting like a nincompoop, because I know you are smarter than that>

Origin and Etymology of nincompoop

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1673


NINCOMPOOP Defined for English Language Learners

nincompoop

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noun nin·com·poop \ˈnin-kəm-ˌpüp, ˈniŋ-\

Definition of nincompoop for English Language Learners

  • : a foolish or stupid person



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