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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dunce /ˈdʌn(t)s/
 劣學生,傻瓜

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dunce n.  One backward in book learning; a child or other person dull or weak in intellect; a dullard; a dolt.
    I never knew this town without dunces of figure.   --Swift.
 Note:The schoolmen were often called, after their great leader Duns Scotus, Dunsmen or Duncemen. In the revival of learning they were violently opposed to classical studies; hence, the name of Dunce was applied with scorn and contempt to an opposer of learning, or to one slow at learning, a dullard.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 dunce
      n : these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's
          intelligence [syn: dunderhead, numskull, blockhead,
           bonehead, lunkhead, hammerhead, knucklehead, loggerhead,
           muttonhead, shithead, fuckhead]