One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A foolish or contemptible person.
idiot, ass, halfwit, nincompoop, blockhead, buffoon, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, cretin, imbecile, dullard, moron, simpleton, clodView synonyms
- ‘But when it comes to the best girl in all the universe caring for an ordinary gink like me - well, you'll have to let me get used to it.’
Early 20th century (originally US): of unknown origin.
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