Examples of nitwit in a Sentence
Don't be such a nitwit.
don't be a nitwit—wear a seat belt!
Recent Examples of nitwit from the Web
The ESPN imbeciles were forced to release a statement on the announcer switch when Outkick the Coverage's Clay Travis exposed the network nitwits.
RAVE AND RANT Rave to pyrotechnic experts who put on impressive fireworks displays here and around the country. Rant to nitwits who light off loud fireworks through the night on the Fourth of July and days before and after.
Like, how much of a nitwit is Average Joe for imagining that Trump is his man.
Several readers have written recently expressing concern about the evident tension between the Haggler and the dull and windy nitwit whose name is attached to this column.
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Origin and Etymology of nitwit
First Known Use: 1914See Words from the same year
Synonymsberk [British], booby, charlie (also charley) [British], cuckoo, ding-a-ling, dingbat, ding-dong, dipstick, doofus [slang], featherhead, git [British], goose, half-wit, jackass, lunatic, mooncalf, nincompoop, ninny, ninnyhammer, nit [chiefly British], fool, nut, nutcase, simp, simpleton, turkey, yo-yo
Related Wordsdaredevil; madman, madwoman; airhead, birdbrain, blockhead, cretin, dodo, dolt, donkey, dope, dork [slang], dumbbell, dummy, dunce, fathead, gander, goon, half-wit, idiot, ignoramus, imbecile, know-nothing, knucklehead, moron, numskull (or numbskull), pinhead, schlub (also shlub) [slang], schlump [slang], schnook [slang], stock; featherbrain, scatterbrain; butt, dupe, laughingstock, mockery, monkey; chump, loser, schlemiel (also shlemiel); character, codger, crackbrain, crackpot, crank, kook, oddball, screwball, weirdo
Near Antonymssage, thinker; brain, genius
NITWIT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nitwit for English Language Learners
: a stupid or silly person
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