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    Is there a word to describe a man who is handsome but stupid?

    A woman who is pretty but stupid is called a bimbo. Is there a word to describe a man who is handsome but stupid?

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    Re: Is there a word to describe a man who is handsome but stupid?

    Congressman.

    No, seriously, there is no common term for this. "Mimbo" or "himbo" are slang terms.

    Such a man who is kept by an older, richer woman may be called a "boy toy."

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    Re: Is there a word to describe a man who is handsome but stupid?

    Thanks, SoothingDave.

    Such a man who is kept by an older, richer woman may be called a "boy toy." (But that doesn't imply he is handsome but stupid.)




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    Re: Is there a word to describe a man who is handsome but stupid?

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    Such a man who is kept by an older, richer woman may be called a "boy toy." (But that doesn't imply he is handsome but stupid.)
    It certainly implies that he's at least moderately handsome, and one does not associate 'toy boy' with intelligence.

    Note that I know the expression as 'toy boy', not 'boy toy'.

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    Re: Is there a word to describe a man who is handsome but stupid?

    Yet another cross-Atlantic difference. It's "boy toy" here for sure.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Is there a word to describe a man who is handsome but stupid?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Congressman.

    No, seriously, there is no common term for this. "Mimbo" or "himbo" are slang terms.

    Such a man who is kept by an older, richer woman may be called a "boy toy."
    I think "himbo" is a good choice. How about a "Neuvillette" for the literary types?

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    Re: Is there a word to describe a man who is handsome but stupid?

    What's that about, Mike?

    I'm only finding a French town when I search for Neuvillette.

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    Re: Is there a word to describe a man who is handsome but stupid?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    What's that about, Mike?

    I'm only finding a French town when I search for Neuvillette.
    He was the handsome but inarticulate friend of Cyrano. I think it is actually Christian de Neuvillette.

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