Today’s Word: nincompoop

Word: nincompoop

PRONUNCIATION:
(NIN-kuhm-poop, NING-)

MEANING:

noun: A silly or stupid person.

ETYMOLOGY:
Origin unknown. Earliest documented use: 1673.

USAGE:
“I was a nincompoop. A moron. A blockhead.”
Jeanne Birdsall; The Penderwicks at Point Mouette; Knopf; 2011.

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