Hold your tongue, simpleton; it is not for you to control the decrees of the faculty.
You are such a simpleton, my dear, that one can hardly bear with you.
If she was not your grandmother, I should say that she was a simpleton.
As Camille listened to his friend, he contemplated him with all the astonishment of a simpleton.
He was more than ever sure that Grannie was a simpleton and Csar a brazen hypocrite.
Now, won't I give the other simpleton a piece of my mind, too?
Poor John saw he had been a simpleton himself and departed in silence.
I was afraid she would take me for a simpleton if I did not do so.
And another derivation is from bhora, a simpleton or timid person.
They had three sons, two of them with their wits about them, but the third a simpleton.