Definition of simpleton in English:

simpleton

Syllabification: sim·ple·ton
Pronunciation: /ˈsimpəltən
 
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noun

  • A foolish or gullible person.
    More example sentences
    • Is God a fool, a simpleton who can be fobbed off with an empty formula of words?
    • We would be deeply insulted if someone called us fools or simpletons should have sufficient pride not to insult ourselves by behaving in a manner that would warrant such epithets.
    • I hated my clansmen, hated them for being ignorant simpletons.

Origin

mid 17th century: from simple, on the pattern of surnames derived from place names ending in -ton.

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