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mugginsnoun [S]

uk   us   /ˈmʌɡ.ɪnz/ UK humorous
a ​stupidperson: often used to ​describe yourself when you have done something ​silly or when you ​feel you are being ​treatedunfairly: I ​suppose muggins here will have to take ​care of the ​cat when they go on ​holiday (= I will have to do it but I don't ​want to).
(Definition of muggins from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “muggins”
in Chinese (Simplified) 傻瓜,易受骗者(常指自己)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 傻瓜,易受騙者(常指自己)…
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