Part of speech: noun

A weak minded or silly person.

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Usage examples "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", 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", Evelyn Raymond.
  3. They had three sons, two of them with their wits about them, but the third a simpleton. - "The Red Fairy Book", Various.