witling

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

wit +‎ -ling

Noun[edit]

witling (plural witlings)

  1. A person who feigns wit, pretending or aspiring to be witty.
  2. 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."

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