nitwit


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nitwit

A foolish, ignorant person. Some nitwit forgot to close the safety latch, and now the whole machine is busted! Billy, you nitwit—that's not how that thing works!

nitwit

n. someone who behaves stupidly. (Also a term of address.) Please stop acting like a nitwit all the time.
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Shockingly, the results reveal there are still individuals out there who will call you a nitwit and ass (No 11) during rows over a parking space.
The likelihood is that nitwit neighbor will keep stocking up on fireworks and setting them off, ban or no ban.
Sherlockians would bemoan as to why a genius like Sherlock Holmes would prefer to stay with a nitwit like Bruce's Watson.
Why did I have to call this godforsaken nitwit for a ticket?
One of the most frustrating experiences I had as a fledgling gun'riter was caused by a nitwit editor.
But I keep getting thrown off the horse by some Internet scheme made by a half-brained nitwit obsessed with money.
It could be anything from there being no one to take his place to his boss's being a nitwit, but it had nothing to do with gender.
Specifically mystic mug Nicola, a New Age nitwit who banged on about "fairy frequencies" and "indigo-crystal" children.
The largely British cast also includes Tim Roth, who plays a bad guy, and young actresses Kate Groombridge and Rosalind Halstead, plus funnyman Nigel Planer in a cameo as a nitwit named Uncle Bruno.
The secretary of war at the time said that the idea was "so nonsensical and impossible that I'm willing to stand on the bridge [of the ship] while that nitwit tries to hit it from the air.
I'm bothered by nitwit sportswriters who never touched a weight reporting about steroids.
I am happy to be among the other 57 million or more who declined to participate in such a nitwit movement.
ANYBODY WHO SAYS HE'S A NITWIT OR A DUMMY IS GUILTY OF TREASON
The literary method of these two is, essentially, that pioneered by the late Auberon Waugh and now mainly represented by Julie Burchill: you simply write down everything that comes into your head, however idiotic, and hope that enough of it will sound funny, or strike a chord with some nitwit.
And I do wonder what nitwit ever suggested that an "organic society" - however defined - could be static and unchanging?