Definition of Simple Simon from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Simple Simon

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a name used to refer to a foolish man or boy. Originally it was the name of a foolish boy in a long nursery rhyme which begins:
Simple Simon met a piemanGoing to the fair.Says Simple Simon to the pieman,‘Let me taste your ware.’Says the pieman to Simple Simon,‘Show me first your penny.’Says Simple Simon to the pieman,‘Indeed I have not any.’