Definition of nitwit
: a scatterbrained or stupid person
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
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
probably from German dialect nit not + English wit
First Known Use: 1914See Words from the same year
NITWIT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nitwit for English Language Learners
: a stupid or silly person
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