Origin uncertain; perhaps an extended use of Juggins, originally a plebian surname.
juggins (plural jugginses)
- A fool; someone very credulous or easily fooled.
- 1942: this boy, though at present a juggins, had the makings of a superb creature. — Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Canongate 2006, p. 788)
- See also Thesaurus:dupe