Definitions

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  • noun A foolish person.

Etymologies

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From non compos mentis.

Examples

  • He could see it even talking to Dr. Sheffield, who was a nice fellow for a noncompos.

    The Martian Way

  • He thought of the dusty attic that the noncompos called minds and almost laughed.

    The Martian Way

  • He was the first Mnemonic to be taken away from Service headquarters; the first to be separated from all of his kind; the first to be isolated among noncompos.

    The Martian Way

  • -- Would not Mr. Everett be inclined to suspect that these friends of the Marquis of Argyle were deluded men, and possibly noncompos mentis; and suppose that these friends of the

    Five Pebbles from the Brook

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