nitwit

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noun nit·wit \ˈnit-ˌwit\

Definition of nitwit

  1. :  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!

Origin and Etymology of nitwit

probably from German dialect nit not + English wit


First Known Use: 1914


NITWIT Defined for English Language Learners

nitwit

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noun nit·wit \ˈnit-ˌwit\

Definition of nitwit for English Language Learners

  • : a stupid or silly person



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