Word of the Day – Nitwit

By August 12, 2019 Word of the Day

Nitwit (noun) (informal)

nit-wit

A silly or foolish person

Early 20th century apparently from nit+ wit.

Example sentences

“We have a bunch of nitwits running the country!”

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