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witling (plural witlings)
- A person who feigns wit, pretending or aspiring to be witty.
- A person with very little wit.
- 1942: Maurine Whipple, The Giant Joshua by - "But the witlings of the bunch were those two swaggering there in the popular conception of western dress...."
- 1955: Rex Stout, Immune to Murder - "...only a witling would call a man with my conceit a liar."