[nin-kuh m-poop, ning-] /ˈnɪn kəmˌpup, ˈnɪŋ-/
a fool or simpleton.
a stupid person; fool; idiot
1670s, nicompoop. Despite similarity [noted by Johnson] to Latin legal phrase non compos mentis “insane, mentally incompetent” (c.1600), the connection is denied by etymologists because the earliest forms lack the second -n-. Weekley thinks first element may be a proper name, and cites Nicodemus, which he says was used in French for “a fool,” or Nicholas. Klein says probably an invented word.
A fool or stupid person (1676+)
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[nahyn] /naɪn/ noun 1. a cardinal number, eight plus one. 2. a symbol for this number, as 9 or IX. 3. a set of this many persons or things. 4. a baseball team. 5. a playing card with nine pips. 6. the Nine, the Muses. adjective 7. amounting to nine in number. Idioms 8. dressed […]
noun 1. a variation of pool played with nine numbered object balls that must be pocketed in order by number.
- Nine-banded armadillo
[nahyn-ban-did] /ˈnaɪnˌbæn dɪd/ noun 1. an armadillo, Dasypus novemcinctus, of the southern U.S. to Argentina, having nine hinged bands of bony plates, the female of which usually gives birth to quadruplets that are always of the same sex.