American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A silly, foolish, or stupid person.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fool; a blockhead; a simpleton.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Law A fool; a silly or stupid person.
- n. a stupid foolish person
- Earlier (1676) nicompoop, possibly from Latin non compos mentis ("not of sound mind"). Earliest known use of nincompoop spelling is from 1680. (Wiktionary)
- Origin unknown . (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And given ZANU Labour's tendency to reward disgraced Ministers with a fresh chance or three to lord it over us, we could be forgiven for thinking it won't be long before this nincompoop is ordering our lives for us once more.”
“Tulliver most justly sets down as a "nincompoop" -- is almost sillier than”
“Hill was famed for his short fuse on the newsroom floor, and reserved his most withering insult - "nincompoop" - for those he felt had performed particularly poorly.”
“nincompoop' -- that's only his coarse Scotch breeding; and I believe”
“As each day brings yet another piece of evidence to demonstrate their incompetence, people sit there open-mouthed that they have the effrontery to claim they are ‘dealing’ with whatever the latest foul-up is, that yet another ‘review’ is to take place (everyone now understands that to mean ‘kick into the long grass’), that lessons will be learnt and that such and such a nincompoop is a fit and proper person to clear up the mess he or she has created.”
“When did you last hear a politician – or anyone, for that matter – say "nincompoop"?”
“Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan called Palin a "nincompoop" last month for her downplaying of the Gipper's political legacy.”
“As Scarborough mentions, former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan didn't take kindly to Palin's reduction of the Gipper's legacy, going as far as to call her a "nincompoop," but that stands as one of many lumps taken by the former vice presidential candidate.”
“But I would forgive you because you used the word "nincompoop".”
“The word "nincompoop" (or however you spell it) was one of my words, and now N is saying it CONSTANTLY and cracking up each time he does.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘nincompoop’.
English words of Anglo-Saxon origin.
Loved for their ingenuity, an exact description, or simply for the pure joy of it.
Words that clatter and tumble
These come from gamma meditation ,I think.
maybe it's just me but these words are fun to say or make me laugh or smile
Words listed as "origin unknown."
nouns for bad people / words that describe bad people.
goto the good people list
( people, character, descriptor, noun )
words that amuse, are not (yet?) real or simply tickle you in a strange way
A rich collection of all the ways you can insult someone's intelligence.
staircase wit or...
a feeling or thought I should have said but never did
because of fear.
Just some words I happen to enjoy. Some thread-worn, some not.
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