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.
Either this aloof, numbskull is dangerously out of touch or he has created a fantasy world to avoid responsibility for the misery created by policies he, as a Minister and MP, voted for.
Inexplicably, numbskull Nikki, 58, was Irish R2D2 Marc's hero.
GRIZZLED and growling Kevin Costner stars as a retired CIA hitman in this numbskull thriller.
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.
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.
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.
There's a lot of wishful thinking about the number of corporate boxes that can be filled; man who has put us further into debt, and, of course, anyone who opposes the move is a caveman, traitor or numbskull.
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.