dumbo

n, adj
(a person who is) stupid. The American use of dumb for stupid, reinforced by the German dumm, is as old as the Brit-ish sense of mute. Since the 1960s the American sense has been adopted in colloquial British English. This variant word may have been reinforced by the Walt Disney film Dumbo (which was itself inspired by 'Jumbo', the name of an elephant at London Zoo).

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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