Complete Definition of "mooncalf"

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Etymology
The earliest recorded example of mooncalf was in a thesaurus of 1565, in which the term was explicitly applied to a woman. The reference here was to a false pregnancy, to a growth in the womb that was not a foetus. -- Michael Quinion

By 1614 it had evolved to mean someone under the influence of the moon.

Noun
en-noun|mooncalves

  1. pejorative A foolish person.

Quotations
:But I can think of no one but a mooncalf or a gaby<br>
:
Who would trust their own child to raise a baby.'' â w:Ogden Nash|Ogden Nash, "Come On In, The Senility Is Fine"

Related terms
moon#Intransitive verb|moon
moonstruck
moonbat

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