numbskull


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numb·skull

 (nŭm′skŭl′)
n.
Variant of numskull.

numbskull

,

numskull

or

numbhead

n
informal a stupid person; dolt; blockhead
[C18: from numb + skull]

num•skull

or numb•skull

(ˈnʌmˌskʌl)

n.
a dull-witted or stupid person; dolt.
[1710–20; num (b) skull]
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numbskull

numskull
noun fool, charlie (Brit. informal), dope (informal), jerk (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), dummy (slang), clot (Brit. informal), plank (Brit. slang), berk (Brit. slang), prick (derogatory slang), wally (slang), prat (slang), plonker (slang), coot, geek (slang), twit (informal), bonehead (slang), buffoon, dunce, oaf, simpleton, dullard, dimwit (informal), dipstick (Brit. slang), dickhead (slang), gonzo (slang), schmuck (U.S. slang), dork (slang), nitwit (informal), dolt, blockhead, divvy (slang), pillock (Brit. slang), dweeb (U.S. slang), putz (U.S. slang), fathead (informal), eejit (Scot. & Irish), thicko (Brit. slang), gobshite (Irish taboo slang), dunderhead, numpty (Scot. informal), doofus (slang, chiefly U.S.), lamebrain (informal), fuckwit (taboo slang), thickhead, nerd or nurd (slang) What kind of a numbskull would come up with an idea like that?

numskull

also numbskull
noun
A mentally dull person:
Translations

numbskull

numskull [ˈnʌmskʌl] Nzoquete m, majadero m
you numbskull!¡majadero!

numbskull

[ˈnʌmskʌl] ngourde f

numbskull

n (inf)Holzkopf m (inf)

numbskull

[ˈnʌmˌskʌl] n (fam) → imbecille m/f, idiota m/f
References in classic literature ?
He went uninjured, too--I had the murderous impulse to harpoon him in the back with my alpenstock, but as I raised the weapon the disposition left me; I found I hadn't the heart to kill him, he was such a joyous, innocent, good-natured numbskull.
I wouldn't want to be the one explaining to some numbskull wannabe gangster why his cell was now camper than a row of tents.
Panned for being too dark compared to the sunshine pop of some of their earlier work, it still contained hit singles Numbskull and Jesus Says, and the band returned to form with Free All Angels which spawned radio staples Shining Light and Burn Baby Burn.
These guys have a no-bullshit, straight-ahead, rock-your-fuckin'-neck-off approach that is easy to compare, if that is something that I gotta do to make it so the lowest common denominator, dumb-as-a-box-of-rocks numbskull types can understand.
Those numbskull Albion supporters who applauded Quashie as he dragged himself off should examine their own perceptions about the game of football.
No one theorized, however, that the area was named after a fool, idiot or numbskull, all slang interpretations of "nimrod" today).
Twenty years ago, the designated hitter came into being because the game was in the doldrums and needed an infusion of offensive excitement--or so the numbskull owners believed.
Besides, he was the kind of numbskull citizen who wouldn't notice a 100-foot Douglas-fir if it shop in the middle of his driveway.
Meanwhile, torn between two morons, numbskull Nick flitted from Jade to a topless girl named Harry like a sex-starved adolescent.
One numbskull the police identified was jailed for 12 weeks.
Ignoring the taunts of his numbskull older brother, Rex (Marsden) - "You're 18 and you've never had a girlfriend.