Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The domain of dunces; dunces in general.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Jocose The realm or domain of dunces.

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  • noun The realm or domain of dunces.

Etymologies

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dunce +‎ -dom

Examples

  • Flecknoe, an obscure Irish poetaster, being about to retire from the throne of duncedom, resolved to settle the succession upon his son,

    From Chaucer to Tennyson

  • ~ -- It is at once the thinnest and most effective of all the coverings under which duncedom sneaks and skulks.

    Pearls of Thought

  • {177} obscure Irish poetaster, being about to retire from the throne of duncedom, resolved to settle the succession upon his son, Shadwell, whose claims to the inheritance are vigorously asserted.

    Brief History of English and American Literature

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    January 22, 2013

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    January 22, 2013