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Definitions for nincompoop
ˈnɪn kəmˌpup, ˈnɪŋ-nin·com·poop

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nincompoop, poop, ninnynoun

    a stupid foolish person

Wiktionary

  1. nincompoopnoun

    A silly or foolish person.

    Etymology: Earlier (1676) nicompoop, possibly from Latin non compos mentis, although the original meaning of “fop” cast doubt on this origin. Earliest known use of nincompoop spelling is from 1680.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nincompoopnoun

    a fool; a silly or stupid person

    Etymology: [A corruption of non compos.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nincompoop

    nin′kom-poop, n. a simpleton. [Corr. of L. non compos (mentis), not of sound mind.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Nincompoop

    A dull-witted person, so called from the Latin phrase non compos mentis, “of unsound mind.”

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nincompoop in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nincompoop in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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  • estúpid, beneit, bovo, idiota, fava, tonto, ximple, panoli, imbècil, babauCatalan, Valencian
  • fjols, knallert, idiot, skvadderhovedDanish
  • Dummkopf, Trottel, EinfaltspinselGerman
  • κουτορνίθιGreek
  • memo, soso, gilipollas, lila, tonto, imbécil, majadero, primo, panoli, pavitonto, Juan Lanas, papanatas, pasmarote, bobo, bendito, sosainaSpanish
  • tollo, tohelo, tolvanaFinnish
  • connard, con, demeuré, niais, cornichon, crétin, imbécile, benêt, débile, abruti, gourde, dadais, démoulé trop tôt, mal cuit, sot, ravi, simplet, bercé trop près du mur, nigaud, clocheFrench
  • טפשה, טפשHebrew
  • मूर्खHindi
  • հիմար, տխմար, ապուշArmenian
  • beinasni, fábjáni, fífl, einfeldningur, fávitiIcelandic
  • stupido, idiota, babbeo, coglione, cretino, imbecilleItalian
  • おたんちん, うすらとんかち, あんぽんたんJapanese
  • nincompoopLatin
  • अर्धवटMarathi
  • stommeling, oetlul, lomperd, domoorDutch
  • tullebukkNorwegian
  • głupiecPolish
  • boboPortuguese
  • дурачокRussian
  • glupan, nesposobnjaković, idiot, glupkoSerbo-Croatian
  • störding, flane, nöt, dumbom, dumhuvud, fjompa, pucko, idiotSwedish
  • נינקאָמפּאָאָפּYiddish

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