numbskull


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numb·skull

 (nŭm′skŭl′)
n.
Variant of numskull.
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numbskull

,

numskull

or

numbhead

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

also numbskull
noun
A mentally dull person:
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Translations

numbskull

numskull [ˈnʌmskʌl] Nzoquete m, majadero m
you numbskull!¡majadero!
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

numbskull

[ˈnʌmskʌl] ngourde f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

numbskull

n (inf)Holzkopf m (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

numbskull

[ˈnʌmˌskʌl] n (fam) → imbecille m/f, idiota m/f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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.
But football is not the only home of the numbskull follower.
After Britain's top agents are all assassinated in a daring terrorist attack, numbskull MI6 agent Johnny is assigned a vital mission to guard the recently restored Crown Jewels.
Virginia man arrested for trying to ship weapons to Lebanon Some numbskull from Virginia apparently thought it was a-ok to ship high-powered assault rifles to Lebanon from the States.
As for numbskull George stating that Britain's finances are in dire straits, if he believes that he'll believe anything.
London, Feb 6(ANI): British officials described Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari as "highly corrupt" and a "numbskull" who would not last long in office, diplomatic cables unveiled by the whistle-blower website WikiLeaks has revealed.
your sunglasses at night your silver spacesuit, numbskull behind the
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.
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.
I am pleased to announce that this year's Darwin Awards have been won by a pistol-packing numbskull from the Deep South of America.
(No one theorized, however, that the area was named after a fool, idiot or numbskull, all slang interpretations of "nimrod" today).