One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘don't be such a nincompoop’
idiot, fool, ass, halfwit, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, cretin, imbecile, dullard, moron, simpleton, clod
informal dope, ninny, chump, dimwit, nitwit, goon, dumbo, dum-dum, dumb-bell, loon, dork, jackass, bonehead, fathead, numbskull, blockhead, dunderhead, chucklehead, knucklehead, muttonhead, pudding-head, thickhead, wooden-head, airhead, pinhead, lamebrain, pea-brain, birdbrain, zombie, jerk, nerd, dipstick, donkey, noodle
British informal nit, twit, numpty, clot, plonker, berk, prat, pillock, wally, git, wazzock, divvy, nerk, twerp, twonk, charlie, mug, muppet
Scottish informal nyaff, balloon, sumph, gowk
Irish informal gobdaw
North American informal schmuck, bozo, boob, lamer, turkey, schlepper, chowderhead, dumbhead, dummy, goofball, goof, goofus, galoot, lummox, klutz, putz, schlemiel, sap, gink, cluck, clunk, ding-dong, dingbat, wiener, weeny, dip, simp, spud, coot, palooka, poop, squarehead, yo-yo, dingleberry
US informal wing nut
NZ Australian informal drongo, dill, alec, galah, nong, bogan, poon, boofhead
South African informal mompara
British vulgar slang knobhead
North American vulgar slang asshat
archaic tomfool, noddy, clodpole, loggerhead, spoony, mooncalf
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