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nitwit (n.)

also nit-wit, "stupid person," by 1914, American English slang, probably from nit "nothing," from dialectal German or Yiddish, from Middle Low German (see nix (n.)) + wit (n.). Related: Nitwitted; nitwittery.

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Definitions of nitwit

nitwit (n.)
a stupid incompetent person;
Synonyms: dimwit / half-wit / doofus
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