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Noun: half-wit  hãf wit
Usage: informal
  1. A person of subnormal intelligence
    - idiot, imbecile [informal], moron [informal], changeling [archaic], eejit [UK, Ireland, dialect], thicko [informal], plank [Brit, informal]
     
  2. A stupid incompetent person
    - dimwit [informal], nitwit [informal], doofus [N. Amer, informal], yo-yo [N. Amer, informal], numpty [UK, informal], donkey [informal], noodle [informal], nelly [informal], nellie [informal], dingleberry [US, informal], simp [N. Amer, informal], dufus [N. Amer, informal]

Derived forms: half-wits

See also: dolt [informal], dullard, meatball [N. Amer, informal], pillock [Brit, informal], pudden-head [US, informal], pudding head [informal], stupe [N. Amer, informal], stupid, stupid person

Type of: simple [archaic], simpleton

Encyclopedia: Half-wit