What does the word simpleton mean?

Usage examples for simpleton

  1. His Excellency called me a simpleton for talking with the Touaricks about going to Timbuctoo; nevertheless, I feel as if I should like to go the whole- hog- Timbuctoo, or nothing. – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  2. When I told him he didn't half clean the young ladies' shoes, tossin' his head like the simpleton he is, and saucin' back as how he wouldn't be a boot- boy all his life. – Dorothy at Oak Knowe by Evelyn Raymond
  3. They had three sons, two of them with their wits about them, but the third a simpleton. – The Red Fairy Book by Various
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