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Noun: half-wit  hãf wit
  1. A person of subnormal intelligence
    - idiot, imbecile, cretin, moron, changeling, eejit [UK, Ireland, dialect], thicko
     
  2. A stupid incompetent person
    - dimwit, nitwit, doofus [N. Amer], yo-yo [N. Amer], noodle, simp [N. Amer], dufus [N. Amer]

Derived forms: half-wits

Type of: simple, simpleton

Encyclopedia: Half-wit