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An unintelligent person.
fool, nincompoop, dunce, dullard, ignoramusView synonyms
- ‘The others seem to think he's hugely intelligent, which says more about the bunch of thickos who have been thrown together this year than it does about Science himself.’
- ‘Put on your silly voice and pretend to be an upper class thicko.’
- ‘Apparently the weather forecast will no longer show wind unless it's significant, and they've ditched isobars and fronts as they disenfranchise the thickos.’
- ‘However, if there is a criticism, it is only that the blatantly Irish character, Seamus, is a stereotypical thicko.’
- ‘There was no minimum wage until the socialist takeover, thicko.’
- ‘Can't you train a thicko to put his rubbish in a bin without using a cattle prod as a punishment and some dog biscuits as a reward.’
- ‘I don't want to have to spend my time tutoring an ugly thicko.’
- ‘That's probably because no major party in England wants to lose the election, thicko.’
- ‘Her slightly older brother is a bit of thicko, one is an infant sprawled on a chair and another is so small she holds him in her arms.’
- ‘Watch as, in a glib aside, he patronises a culturally-hungry bevy of 50,000 people and, in the aftermath, ponder the unspoken insinuation that popular music is just a cacophony that only appeals to thickos.’
- ‘So let me sugar the pill for the thickos still reeling after their exam results.’
- ‘How grateful and enlightened he must be to have that cleared up: one wouldn't want a thicko to write one's autobiography.’
- ‘I never thought I was a thicko, but this blogger and HTML stuff is really starting to undo me.’
- ‘The presenter assumes that the viewers are all thickos.’
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