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dumb down

noun

  • You used big words give me the dumb down version (to simplify or made easier)

    Last edited on Jan 29 2014. Submitted by Anonymous on Jan 29 2014.

verb

  • To dumb down something, or to dumb something down means to put it into simpler, easier terms so that someone who isn't as well educated on the subject can understand. It usually applies to an explanation. One "dumbs down" an explanation.

    It likely comes from the idea that if you have to "dumb it down," then the person you are giving an explanation to is too dumb to understand the more complex explanation, and you have to lower your explanation to their intellectual level.

    Last edited on Jun 19 2017. Submitted by Anonymous on Jun 19 2017.

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dumb dumb

noun

  • form of address for an unintelligent person.
                                                                                                                                 

    Citation from "Trials", Warehouse 13 (TV), Season 3 Episode 2 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Oct 28 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 02 2009.

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dumber than a bucket of hammers

adjective

  • extremely unintelligent.
    He's dumber than a bucket of hammers.

    Last edited on Feb 12 2013. Submitted by Anonymous on Jan 25 2010.

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dumber than a coal bucket

  • very quiet.
    Your cousin is dumber than a coal bucket.

    Last edited on Sep 10 2011. Submitted by Anonymous from Eastern, KY 41640, USA on Sep 09 2011.

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dumbgrade

expression

  • an "upgrade" that is worse than the original. For example new software that is slower or has less functionality than the previous version.

    Last edited on Mar 12 2013. Submitted by Anonymous on Mar 12 2013.

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dumb-head

noun

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dumbmasses

noun - uncountable

  • the dumb (unintelligent) masses. A play on "dumb asses".
    I don't go to the mall because I'm sick of the dumbmasses.

    Last edited on Jul 25 2010. Submitted by Dak on Feb 15 2010.

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dumbo

noun

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