Definitions

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  • adj. stupid; dull

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Stupid; dull.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the wit of an ox; dull in intellect; heavy-headed; stupid.

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Examples

  • The total guff he buys is instantly snapped up by beef-witted city-boy cretins to distract them from the emptiness.

    Four Rooms: how to beat the experts

  • Leon had apparently managed to corner some poor woman and was no doubt sharing whatever dumb-ass theory his beef-witted brain stem was promulgating at the moment.

    Old Mans War

  • Even so, my nephew Gerald (the present Duke of Denver) is nothing but a beef-witted English squire, and my niece Mary was flighty and foolish enough till she married a policeman and settled down.

    Unnatural Death

  • Never was among such a beef-witted set of addlepates since I was born.

    Austin and His Friends

  • Purple with Port, beef-witted, tyrannical, intolerant, ignorant, never happy unless when on horseback or drunk, nor looking happy then.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 37, November, 1860

  • Even so, my nephew Gerald (the present Duke of Denver) is nothing but a beef-witted English squire, and my niece Mary was nighty and foolish enough till she married a policeman and settled down.

    Clouds of Witness

  • The plague of Greece upon thee, thou mongrel beef-witted lord!

    Act II. Scene I. Troilus and Cressida

  • It's for beef-witted squires and blear-eyed people like yourselves -- brutish, callous.

    Gone to Earth

  • Then I did meekly remind her of her flirtatious preferences for the young beef-witted London chaps, and her incertitude and disdainful capriciousness towards myself, who was not a beetlehead or an obtuse, but a cultivated native gentleman with high-class university degree, and an oratorical flow of language which was infallibly to land me upon the pinnacle of some tip-top judicial preferment in the Calcutta High Court of Justice.

    Baboo Jabberjee, B.A.

  • Try one of these gems out as you sail through time, you beef-witted dunnigan.

    Wired Top Stories

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