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nincompoop n : a stupid foolish person [syn: poop, ninny]

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Earlier (1676) nicompoop, possibly from Latin non compos mentis, "not of sound mind", although the lack of the second n in the early form and the original meaning of "fop" cast doubt on this origin.

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  1. A silly or foolish person.

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