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  • n. An idiot or fool.

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  • "The husband of an only daughter would normally be considered as the son of the house, coming only second to the head of the household in authority and respect. Unless there was something drastically wrong with him. If he were commonly known to be a drunkard, for instance—or criminally dissolute. Or feeble-minded ... Christ, was that what Jamie thought of him? A hopeless numpty?"
    —Diana Gabaldon, The Fiery Cross (NY: Bantam Dell, 2001), 126

    January 19, 2010

  • Similar to dunderheid.

    February 8, 2007