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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A stupid or silly person.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A scatterbrained or stupid person.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a stupid incompetent person


Probably obsolete nit, nothing (from German dialectal, from Middle High German niht, nit; see nix2) + wit1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
nit +‎ wit (Wiktionary)



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