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nincompoop (NIN-kuhm-poop, NING-) noun

A person regarded as silly, foolish, or stupid.

[Origin unknown.]

"One commentator on the Internet faults Microsoft for regarding customers as nincompoops. Another suggests the name of the program be changed to Microsoft Boob." Reid Goldsborough, A New (Inter)face from Microsoft: Bob, Personal Computing, 16 Jan 1995.

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