Definition of nincompoop in English:

nincompoop

Line breaks: nin¦com|poop
Pronunciation: /ˈnɪŋkəmpuːp
 
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noun

A foolish or stupid person.
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  • And, as a reader recently suggested, it would allow movie watchers to gang up on the nincompoops who insist on chatting away on their cell phones during the show - if their cell phones are equipped with recorders.
  • The best it can do is take people's minds off it by producing wow-provoking new initiatives and making National look like a bunch of nincompoops.
  • Reading such works, I am inclined to throw the egotistical nincompoops out the window - as this is frequently impossible, I content myself with throwing the relevant books across the room.

Origin

late 17th century: perhaps from the given name Nicholas or from Nicodemus (by association with the Pharisee of this name, and his naive questioning of Christ; compare with French nicodème 'simpleton').

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