nincompoop


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nin·com·poop

 (nĭn′kəm-po͞op′, nĭng′-)
n.
A silly, foolish, or stupid person.

[Origin unknown.]

nin′com·poop′er·y n.

nincompoop

(ˈnɪnkəmˌpuːp; ˈnɪŋ-)
n
a stupid person; fool; idiot
[C17: of unknown origin]

nin•com•poop

(ˈnɪn kəmˌpup, ˈnɪŋ-)

n.
a fool or simpleton.
[1670–80; orig. uncertain]
nin′com•poop`er•y, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nincompoop - a stupid foolish person
simpleton, simple - a person lacking intelligence or common sense

nincompoop

noun idiot, charlie (Brit. informal), fool, jerk (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), plank (Brit. slang), berk (Brit. slang), prick (derogatory slang), wally (slang), prat (slang), plonker (slang), coot, geek (slang), twit (informal, chiefly Brit.), chump, dunce, oaf, simpleton, dimwit (informal), dipstick (Brit. slang), dickhead (slang), gonzo (slang), schmuck (U.S. slang), dork (slang), nitwit (informal), dolt, blockhead, ninny, divvy (slang), pillock (Brit. slang), dweeb (U.S. slang), putz (U.S. slang), fathead (informal), eejit (Scot. & Irish), thicko (Brit. slang), dumb-ass (slang), gobshite (Irish taboo slang), numpty (Scot. informal), doofus (slang, chiefly U.S.), lamebrain (informal), fuckwit (taboo slang), nerd or nurd (slang), numbskull or numskull Only a complete nincompoop would believe a story like that.

nincompoop

noun
One deficient in judgment and good sense:
Informal: dope, gander, goose.
Translations

nincompoop

(o.f.) [ˈnɪŋkəmpuːp] Nbobo/a m/f

nincompoop

n (inf)Trottel m (inf), → Simpel m (inf)

nincompoop

[ˈnɪŋkəmˌpuːp] n (fam) → scemo/a
References in classic literature ?
Being among a lot of nincompoop girls," said Alfred.
Every nincompoop in the land rushed into free print, floating their wizened little egos into the public eye on the surge of Brissenden's greatness.
The crafty nincompoop takes to his heels, scared with the idea that, among a thousand such atoms of mortality, her eye must have detected him.
You permitted yourself to treat your tutor thus, you nincompoop, and to dismiss him from his post?
So that Tom was not without strong reasons when, in confidential talk with a chum, he had described uncle Pullet as a nincompoop, taking care at the same time to observe that he was a very "rich fellow.
Rawdon Crawley paid scarcely any attention to Dobbin, looking upon him as a good-natured nincompoop and under-bred City man.
When it all falls apart, we'll just appoint some other nincompoop with a different silly idea.
brain defective degenerate evil one eye gouger fascist father of violence filth gang government of murderers gut ripper humbug hypocrite idiot instigator of murder Jew-hater king of the swamp leech liar loathsome man of blood may your name be blotted out mental case monster murderer Nazi nincompoop occupying army parasite Philistine pig P.
She told me the solution to my problem and did not even hint at what a nincompoop I must have seemed to be.
My response is the same that aggrieved authors give to their critics: you nincompoop, you didn't read carefully what I said
And in excavating the killer's motives, Orth cites some of the most clueless representatives from the gay community, including one nincompoop who states, "In the gay world you're either very good-looking or you're very wealthy in order to obtain any comment or be invited anywhere.
It also portrays Espinosa as a suicidal nincompoop who challenged policemen to a shoot-out even if he had nowhere to hide in his cell.