nitwit

noun nit·wit \ ˈnit-ˌwit \

Definition of nitwit

: a scatterbrained or stupid person

Examples of nitwit in a Sentence

  1. Don't be such a nitwit.

  2. don't be a nitwit—wear a seat belt!

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Origin and Etymology of nitwit

probably from German dialect nit not + English wit


NITWIT Defined for English Language Learners

nitwit

noun

Definition of nitwit for English Language Learners

  • : a stupid or silly person



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