One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who is not conversant with a particular activity or skill.‘she's a muggle: no IT background, understanding, or aptitude at all’
- ‘This is absolutely typical of the tourist authorities, who are behaving like a bunch of muggles.’
- ‘A neat spin on the driving test we muggles take as we ‘come of age’.’
- ‘She will, but also thinks they will know nothing since they are both muggle dentists.’
1990s: from mug + -le; used in the Harry Potter books by J. K. Rowling to mean ‘a person without magical powers’.
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