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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.
Regrettably direct action is frequently the only way to get through to these numbskulls.
Matt, Glasgow THE worst thing to fear with the present westminster administration isn't the numbskulls in London.
the numbskulls to whom I trust my balance, their surfaces crinkled
I suggest the numbskulls who denigrate the Welsh language watch these amazing children and appreciate the talent, commitment and discipline they have and then perhaps inform us in what way the Welsh language compromises them?
Let's not forget the present Coalition numbskulls who lie through their teeth on a daily basis in their efforts to deceive the people of this Once Great Land.
The Vivisectors perform with The Numbskulls and The Caught Flies at 9 p.
Numbskulls "You don't need to look at it if you don't want to.
We all like to support Air Ambulance etc but for genuine cases, not selfish, inconsiderate numbskulls.
Boxing Day crowds for the traditional Christmas showpiece normally exceed 20,000, with over half of that total comprising numbskulls who make the annual pilgrimage merely to escape the mother-in-law.
If the imagination-free numbskulls behind this depressingly derivative drivel had stopped to think, it might have been a good idea to avoid the word burnout.