- one who is slow to respond or catch on
I felt like a dimwit when I couldn't remember her name.
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dimwit — [“dimwit] n. an oaf; a dullard. (Also a rude term of address.) □ Oh, Dave, you can be such a dimwit! □ Come on, now, you’re not really a dimwit … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
dimwit — /ˈdɪmwɪt / (say dimwit) noun Colloquial a stupid or slow thinking person. –dimwitted, adjective … Australian English dictionary
dimwit — also dim wit, U.S. college slang by 1922, from DIM (Cf. dim) + WIT (Cf. wit). Related: dimwitted … Etymology dictionary
dimwit — [n] a stupid person blockhead, bonehead, dolt, dullard, dunce, fool, idiot, ignoramus, imbecile, moron, numskull, simpleton, twit; concept 412 … New thesaurus
dimwit — ► NOUN informal ▪ a stupid or silly person. DERIVATIVES dim witted adjective … English terms dictionary
dimwit — ☆ dimwit [dim′wit΄ ] n. Slang a stupid person; simpleton dimwitted adj. dimwittedly adv. dimwittedness n … English World dictionary
dimwit — dim|wit [ˈdımwıt] n spoken a stupid person >.dim witted adj … Dictionary of contemporary English
dimwit — [[t]dɪ̱mwɪt[/t]] dimwits N COUNT If you say that someone is a dimwit, you mean that they are ignorant and stupid. [INFORMAL] Syn: idiot … English dictionary
dimwit — noun Date: 1921 a stupid or mentally slow person … New Collegiate Dictionary
dimwit — dimwitted, adj. dimwittedly, adv. dimwittedness, n. /dim wit /, n. Slang. a stupid or slow thinking person. [1920 25, Amer.; DIM + WIT1] Syn. dummy, nitwit, numskull, booby, dumbbell. * * * … Universalium