Definitions for half-wit

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a person who lacks intelligence or good sense; feeble-minded or foolish person; fool.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. idiot, imbecile, cretin, moron, changeling, half-wit, retard(noun)

    a person of subnormal intelligence

  2. dimwit, nitwit, half-wit, doofus(noun)

    a stupid incompetent person


  1. half-wit(Noun)

    A person of around half the average intelligence of his or her peers

  2. half-wit(Noun)

    A stupid or inept person

Webster Dictionary

  1. Half-wit(noun)

    a foolish; a dolt; a blockhead; a dunce


  1. Half-Wit

    House encounters a brain-damaged musical prodigy with inexplicable abilities while the team faces serious concerns about House's own health.

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a fool or idiot.

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