1. dunce 傻瓜、差生

The followers of Scottish theologian and scholar Duns were considered enemies of learning by 16th-century humanists and reformers, who referred to them as ‘dunces’. So if classroom or scholarly foolishness is the sticking point, then dunce is the right word for you.


2. ignoramus 无知者

‘Ignoramus’was the endorsement given by a grand jury when they considered the prosecution’s evidence for an indictment not sufficient to warrant the case going forward. The modern sense of ignoramus may come from the name of a character in George Ruggle’s 1615 comedy Ignoramus, which satirizes the ignorance of lawyers.


3. dullard 笨蛋;愚人

Not only foolish, but also dull! Dullard comes from the Middle Dutch word dullaert, from dul (‘dull’).


4. drongo 愚蠢的人

A loanword from Malagasy, this Australian and New Zealand English word refers either to a variety of songbird or to a stupid or incompetent person.


5. klutz笨手笨脚的人

From the Yiddish word klots, meaning ‘wooden block’, klutz refers to someone who is clumsy, awkward, or foolish. Yiddish has been a particularly fertile source of these words, including schmuck, putz, and schlemiel.


6. nincompoop 傻子,笨人

Nothing stings quite like this playground insult. Say it out loud to yourself –hear how hurtful those syllables are?


7. blockhead 木头人;笨蛋

The OED puts it best: ‘A wooden head, a wooden block for hats or wigs; hence, a head with no more intelligence in it than one of these, a blockish head.


8. dunderhead笨蛋;傻瓜

Blockhead is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to ‘head’name-calling. There’s also the wonderful-sounding dunderhead, and a score of others, including chucklehead, knucklehead, muttonhead, pudding-head, thickhead, airhead, and pinhead.

Blockhead(傻瓜)只是冰山的一角,当谈到“head头”骂人。还有听起来更好的dunderhead笨蛋,还有其他,包括chucklehead傻瓜,knucklehead傻瓜,muttonhead傻瓜,pudding-head傻瓜,thickhead笨蛋,airhead傻瓜,pinhead 小东西。

9. dumbo 傻瓜

This term, which comes from the simple combination of dumb+ o, was popularized in the 1950s by the Disney film Dumbo. Poor cartoon elephants!

这一项,来自dumb + o的简单组合,在1950年代由迪斯尼电影小飞象流行起来。可怜的卡通大象!