Simpleton meaning

sĭmpəl-tən
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A person who is stupid or easily deceived; fool.
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A person who is felt to be deficient in judgment, good sense, or intelligence; a fool.
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(pejorative) A simple person lacking common sense.
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Origin of simpleton

  • simple -ton (as in surnames such as Chesterton, Singleton)

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

  • simple + -ton (as in a surname). Abbreviation of simple Tony or Anthony (Grose 1811 Dictionary). Compare French simplet, Italian semplicione.

    From Wiktionary