thimblewit

thimblewit

(ˈθɪmbəlˌwɪt)
n
chiefly US a silly or dimwitted person; dunce
ˈthimbleˌwitted adj
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The thimblewit, he even saw living beings where there was nothing but thin air; for wandering souls, he maintained, were resident in every riven tree and polluted well.