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Today's word is:

ignoramus

|ˌignəˈrāməs; -ˈraməs|

noun ( pl. -muses )

  • An ignorant or stupid person.

ORIGIN: late 16th cent.: Latin, literally 'we do not know' (in legal use 'we take no notice of it' ), from ignorare (see ignore ). The modern sense may derive from the name of a character in George Ruggle's Ignoramus (1615), a satirical comedy exposing lawyers' ignorance.