dumb ox(redirected from dumb oxen)
Someone who is large in size and is apt to behave stupidly. Usually used of a man. Can you believe that dumb ox is still pushing the door marked "pull"? Yeah, he's a linebacker for the football team, but he's no dumb ox—he's at the top of his class academically.
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n. a large and stupid person, usually a man. Do you think I’m going to argue with that big dumb ox?
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