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mooncalf

Syllabification: moon·calf
Pronunciation: /ˈmo͞onkaf
 
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Definition of mooncalf in English:

noun (plural mooncalves)

A foolish person.
Example sentences
  • But if Ribisi is famous for any one thing he's done, it's Phoebe's mooncalf brother in Friends.
  • Everybody's laden with guilt, even Hilbert and Wilhelm, who look like utter mooncalves to me.
  • We were mooncalves when it came to Woody Allen.

Origin

mid 16th century: from moon + calf1, perhaps on the pattern of German Mondkalb. Originally in the sense 'shapeless mass in the womb', thought to be produced by the influence of the moon.

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