dumbo(redirected from a dumbo)
1. Someone who is very stupid. Hey dumbo, quit pushing on that door—it's clearly marked "pull"!
2. A derogatory term for someone who has large ears. Refers to the animated film Dumbo, about an elephant with large ears. In this usage, the word is usually capitalized. A: "Nice ears, Dumbo." B: "Ooh, what a diss. Like I don't know my ears stick out, come on."
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1. n. a stupid oaf. (Also a rude term of address.) Say, dumbo, could you move out of the way?
2. n. someone with large ears. (Also a rude term of address. The name of a cartoon character elephant whose ears were large enough to fly with.) Wow, look at that dumbo with size twenty ears!
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