Dunce - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dʌns|  American pronunciation of the word dunce
Brit.  |dʌns|  British pronunciation of the word dunce

noun

- a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence (syn: blockhead, bonehead, dumbass, dunderhead, fuckhead, hammerhead, knucklehead, loggerhead, lunkhead, muttonhead, numskull, shithead)

Examples

...people with the learning disability dyslexia were once simply dismissed as dunces...

Word forms

noun
singular: dunce
plural: dunces
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