Complete Definition of "dunce"

English

Etymology
Eponymous, from w:John Duns Scotus|John Duns Scotus, who was ironically a well-known Scottish thinker. His followers, however, opposed the philosophers of the Renaissance, and thus "dunce" was first used to describe someone rejecting new knowlege in 1530; later, any stupid person.1

Pronunciation
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-Êns|-Êns

Noun
en-noun

#One backward in book learning; a child or other person dull or weak in intellect; a dullard; a dolt.

Translations
trans-top|One backward in book learning
Finnish: aasi, typerys, tyhmä
trans-mid
French: cancre
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