Nitwit meaning

nĭtwĭt
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A stupid or silly person.
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(informal) A stupid or silly person.
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Origin of nitwit

  • Probably obsolete nit nothing (from German dialectal) (from Middle High German niht, nit nix2) wit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • nit +"Ž wit

    From Wiktionary