Coot

A silly old coot. Stupid as a coot. The coot is a small water-fowl.

Bald as a coot.
The coot has a strong, straight, and somewhat conical bill, the base of which tends to push up the forehead, and there dilates, so as to form a remarkable naked patch.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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