Definitions of simpleton

  1. A person of weak intellect; a silly person. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  2. One who is foolish or weak-minded. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. A simple person: a weak or foolish person. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. A weak minded or silly person. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. A simple person; a person of weak intellect. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for simpleton

  1. " I should like to know how the weavers are getting on with my cloth," said the Emperor to himself, after some little time had elapsed; he was, however, rather embarrassed, when he remembered that a simpleton or one unfit for his office, would be unable to see the manufacture. – Andersen's Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
  2. Oh, you blessed little simpleton what's the meaning of this? – The Love Affairs of Pixie by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey