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pillock

(ˈpɪlək)
n
slang Brit a stupid or annoying person
[C14: from Scandinavian dialect pillicock penis]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pillock - a person who is not very brightpillock - a person who is not very bright; "The economy, stupid!"
berk - a stupid person who is easy to take advantage of
blockhead, bonehead, dumbass, dunce, dunderhead, fuckhead, hammerhead, knucklehead, loggerhead, lunkhead, muttonhead, numskull, shithead - a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence
klutz - (Yiddish) a clumsy dolt
simpleton, simple - a person lacking intelligence or common sense
Translations

pillock

[ˈpɪlək] N (Brit) → imbécil mf, gili mf (Sp)

pillock

[ˈpɪlək] n (British)abruti(e) m/f

pillock

n (Brit inf pej) → Blödmann m (pej), → Schwachkopf m (pej)
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Writer Frederick Forsyth on university professor Ben Pitcher, who claimed that the TV programme Gardeners' Question Time was saturated with racist meaning "It is only pompous pillocks who want to pontificate on something they can do nowt about who want the recall of Parliament" Veteran Labour MP Austin Mitchell "I know I work a lot but I would prefer to wait sometimes because I don't want to do just rubbish films any more or characters that anyone can play" Actor Idris Elba has no doubts about his own ability WRITE Letters Editor Media Wales Ltd, Six Park Street, Cardiff CF10 1XR e-mail readers@walesonline.
My own childhood was filled with pillocks and barnpots but there were glorious ones from the time of Shakespeare and Chaucer: sheep-biting knave, pottle-deep baggage, scroyle and gundygut.
In a country the size, level of development and supposed degree of sophistication found in Bahrain, such vile behaviour should not be tolerated, of pillocks nor 'planners.
The actual violence was blurred out to spare viewers the sight of a couple of dozen selfimportant, deluded Nazi pillocks punching each other into a stupor.
Whether we like it or not, if personnel believe they look and feel the part then they will perform better than if they think they look like pillocks.
Whether we like it or not if personnel believe they look and feel the part then they will perform better than if they think they look like pillocks," he added.
Edward Bauer I am really pleased to see that my hard-earned tax is going to such a worthy cause as educating these self- important pillocks.
To be fair, they are mostly pillocks, but that's not the point.
She added: "If that lady hadn't been caught on camera, these dozy pillocks would probably have never had the idea.
As did most others, apart from a few pillocks with dogs unleashed.
It's when pets reveal undiscovered talents, ghosts develop a sense of humour, and politicians demonstrate a lovable humanity by making complete pillocks of themselves.
I grew up with pillocKs and barnpots but checKed what made a good insult in olden times and discovered Victorians used rather splendid words such as Jezebel (a shameless woman) and miscreant (depraved, villainous or base) and scallywag.