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A.Word.A.Day--jobbernowl

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This week's theme: miscellaneous words.

jobbernowl (JOB-uh-nowl) noun

A blockhead.

[From French jobard (stupid, gullible), from Old French jobe (stupid) + noll (top or crown of the head).]

-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)

"That he pays not the least regard to the requirements of convention marks him out as either a superior soul or a right down jobbernowl." Soseki Natsume; I Am a Cat; Tuttle Publishing; 2002.

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