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Noun: nitwit  'nit,wit
Usage: informal
  1. A stupid incompetent person
    - dimwit [informal], half-wit [informal], doofus [N. Amer, informal], numpty [UK, informal], nelly [informal], donkey [informal], nellie [informal], dingleberry [US, informal], noodle [informal], yo-yo [N. Amer, informal], dufus [N. Amer, informal], simp [N. Amer, informal]

Derived forms: nitwits

Type of: simple [archaic], simpleton

Encyclopedia: Nitwit