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 ?
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?
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.
Rawdon Crawley paid scarcely any attention to Dobbin, looking upon him as a good-natured nincompoop and under-bred City man.
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.
There may be a high nincompoop factor among the crowd - many of whom don't go racing from one Royal Ascot to the next - but the quality of the thoroughbreds more than compensates for the invasion of the overbreds.
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.
The revulsion caused by the story was one thing, but made a whole lot worse by seeing that one of our nincompoop judges thought this was only worth a very short jail sentence.
As a footnote, it's interesting to learn that the ship's real-life crew claim Phillips was no hero, but a vainglorious nincompoop whose arrogance led to the hijacking.
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Internet banking allows you to keep on top of your money matters, and while I know that older people often feel a bit daunted about using it, if a butter-fingered nincompoop like me can find my way around the internet, anybody can