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noun (mooncalves)
  1. (pejorative) A foolish person.
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. -- http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-moo2.htm Michael QuinionBy? 1614 it had evolved to mean someone under the influence of the moon.


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