Definition of simpleton
: a person lacking in common sense
Examples of simpleton in a sentence
The instructions were so complicated I felt like a complete simpleton.
<his silly antics at office parties have earned him a reputation as a simpleton>
Origin and Etymology of simpleton
1simple + -ton (as in surnames such as Washington)
First Known Use: circa 1630
SIMPLETON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of simpleton for English Language Learners
: someone who is not very intelligent or who does not have or show good sense or judgment
SIMPLETON Defined for Kids
Definition of simpleton for Students
: a foolish or stupid person
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