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(n) a man who knows little or nothing. Origin: L in-, not + gno-, to know => 'one who does not know' Once, Nehru and a union minister of his cabinet were talking to a distinguished foreign guest. Nehru told the lady about the beauty of the Elephanta Caves and urged her to visit it before leaving India. The minister, who had never been to the Caves but wanted to miss no chance to please Nehru, immediately blurted out, "Yes madam, you will see many elephants there." Nehru was shocked and embarrassed to discover that his cabinet minister was such an ignoramus who thought the Elephanta Caves were overrun by elephants.