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nit·wit

 (nĭt′wĭt′)
n.
A stupid or silly person.

[Probably obsolete nit, nothing (from German dialectal, from Middle High German niht, nit; see nix2) + wit.]

nitwit

(ˈnɪtˌwɪt)
n
informal a foolish person
[C20: perhaps from nit1 + wit1]

nit•wit

(ˈnɪtˌwɪt)

n.
a slow-witted, stupid, or foolish person.
[1920–25; nit (< German; dial. variant of nicht not) + wit1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nitwit - a stupid incompetent person
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
simpleton, simple - a person lacking intelligence or common sense

nitwit

noun (Informal) fool, dummy (slang), plank (Brit. slang), geek (slang), oaf, simpleton, dimwit (informal), dipstick (Brit. slang), dickhead (slang), dork (slang), ninny, divvy (slang), halfwit, nincompoop, putz (U.S. slang), eejit (Scot. & Irish), thicko (Brit. slang), gobshite (Irish taboo slang), numpty (Scot. informal), doofus (slang, chiefly U.S.), lamebrain (informal), fuckwit (taboo slang) You great nitwit! What did you do that for?

nitwit

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

nitwit

[ˈnɪtwɪt] Nimbécil mf, bobo/a mf, zonzo/a m/f (LAm)

nitwit

[ˈnɪtwɪt] nnigaud(e) m/f

nitwit

n (inf)Dummkopf m, → Schwachkopf m (inf)

nitwit

[ˈnɪtˌwɪt] n (fam) → imbecille m/f, scemo/a
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