One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘they all called him a dunce at school’
fool, idiot, stupid person, simpleton, halfwit, ignoramus, oaf, dolt, dullard, moron, imbecile, cretin
informal dummy, dumbo, dumb-bell, dum-dum, clot, thickhead, nitwit, dimwit, dope, duffer, booby, chump, numbskull, nincompoop, bonehead, blockhead, fathead, meathead, airhead, birdbrain, pea-brain, lamebrain, jerk, ninny, ass, donkey
British informal wally, numpty, berk, twerp, twonk, divvy, nit, mug, pillock, wazzock, silly billy
North American informal doofus, goof, goofball, schmuck, putz, bozo, boob, lamer, lummox, turkey, wing nut
NZ Australian informal galah, drongo, dingbat
British vulgar slang knobhead
North American vulgar slang asshat
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