Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A stupid or silly person.

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  • noun A scatterbrained or stupid person.

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  • noun a stupid incompetent person

Etymologies

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

[Probably obsolete nit, nothing (from German dialectal, from Middle High German niht, nit; see nix) + wit.]

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nit +‎ wit

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