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[n]  an ignorant person

KNOW-NOTHING is a 12 letter word that starts with K.


 Synonyms: ignoramus, uneducated person
 See Also: aliterate, aliterate person, analphabetic, illiterate, illiterate person, nonreader, unskilled person



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Know"-noth`ing\, n.
A member of a secret political organization in the United
States, the chief objects of which were the proscription of
foreigners by the repeal of the naturalization laws, and the
exclusive choice of native Americans for office.

Note: The party originated in 1853, and existed for about
      three years. The members of it were called
      Know-nothings, because they replied ``I don't know,''
      to any questions asked them in reference to the party.

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