1) Used of a child deficient in intelligence, a meaning recorded from 1548 (OED).

1659/60 I give unto James Mytchell ... all my goods upon condition that he shall kepe and menteaine An Mytchell, my only innosent daughter, with meate, drinke, and cloathen, and all other nessitaces [sic] fitt for such a person ... dureing her life, Hipperholme.

places Hipperholme
dates 1659

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