Moon-calf



[moon-kaf, -kahf] /ˈmunˌkæf, -ˌkɑf/

noun, plural mooncalves.
1.
a congenitally grossly deformed and mentally defective person.
2.
a foolish person.
3.
a person who spends time idly daydreaming.
/ˈmuːnˌkɑːf/
noun (pl) -calves (-ˌkɑːvz)
1.
a born fool; dolt
2.
a person who idles time away
3.
(obsolete) a freak or monster
n.

also mooncalf, “abortive, shapeless, fleshy mass,” 1560s, attributed to the influence of the moon; from moon (n.) + calf (n.). In later 16c., “deformed creature, monster.”

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