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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 ?
I dined, myself, while those numskulls were deliberating which world you should belong to--this, or some other.
As for the rest, they were numskulls, ninnies, superficial, dogmatic, and ignorant.
The Pygmies, being ten times as vivacious as their great numskull of a brother, could not abide the Giant's slow movements, and were determined to have him on his feet.
But Hercules, you must understand, was wiser than this numskull of a Giant, and had thought of a way to fight him--huge, earth-born monster that he was--and to conquer him too, in spite of all that his Mother Earth could do for him.
One night while we were away that old numskull Thornbury was doddering about the passages very late.
If he had stepped in there and used his eyes, instead of his disordered mind, he could have cured the well by natural means, and then turned it into a miracle in the customary way; but no, he was an old numskull, a magician who believed in his own magic; and no magician can thrive who is handicapped with a superstition like that.
Boythorn, suddenly firing another volley, "that fellow is, and his father was, and his grandfather was, the most stiff-necked, arrogant imbecile, pig-headed numskull, ever, by some inexplicable mistake of Nature, born in any station of life but a walking-stick's
To assert it is, in the present stage, as unprofitable as to deny it, but it is an unimaginative numskull who is too dense to perceive that it is well within the bounds of scientific possibility.
But while he can copy Mrs Plornish's colloquial style with the delicate accuracy of a sun-picture, while there is the same startling inspiration in his description of the gestures and phrases of "Boots," as in the speeches of Shakespeare's mobs or numskulls, he scarcely ever passes from the humorous and external to the emotional and tragic, without becoming as transcendent in his unreality as he was a moment before in his artistic truthfulness.
Another local contributor to the exhibition is Nigel Auchterlounie who lives in Whitley Bay and writes Dennis the Menace and Gnasher for The Beano and also both writes and draws The Numskulls in the same comic.
just the thought of having to go out with these numskulls who I don't know and put up with them for a whole evening" and the lack of external facilitators (chance, opportunities, mentors) strain their relations in the work environment: "Insult all day long.
Billy Whizz y bachgen cyflym, Minnie the Minx, sef Dennis mewn sgert, y Numskulls, creaduriaid sy''n byw yn eich pen (sy''n perthyn i oes wahanol i''r Totally Gross Germs) Roger the Dodger a''m ffefryn, The Bash Street Kids.