from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Bœotia; hence, stupid; dull; obtuse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to Bœotia, a division of central Greece, noted for its thick atmosphere, which was supposed to communicate its dullness to the intellect of the inhabitants.
  • Hence Dull; stupid; ignorant; obtuse.
  • n. A native or an inhabitant of Bœotia.
  • n. Hence A dull, ignorant, stupid person.


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