One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A stupid person.
idiot, ass, halfwit, nincompoop, blockhead, buffoon, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, cretin, imbecile, dullard, moron, simpleton, clodView synonyms
- ‘Take advantage of him while he's here you dum-dum!’
- ‘‘How can I forget my own daughter's birthday you dum-dum!’’
- ‘Because we are free, people can choose to be dum-dums.’
- ‘Of course I care for her dum-dum, she's my responsibility!’
1970s (originally US): reduplication of dumb.
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