numpty


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numpty

(ˈnʌmptɪ)
n, pl -ties
informal Scot a stupid person
[C20: of unknown origin]
Translations

numpty

n (Brit inf) → (Ober)trottel m (inf)
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Maxie, as well as writing and directing, also appears as Dame Lottie Stottie, sister of Dame Dottie Stottie (played by Bob Stott), and mother of Numpty Norman (Brian Lonsdale).
Maxie Peters, as well as writing and directing Sleeping Beauty, also appears as Dame Lottie Stottie, sister of Dame Dottie Stottie (played by Bob Stott), and mother of Numpty Norman (Brian Lonsdale, making his debut but clearly a panto natural).
ELLIOT SLESSOR admitted he loved showing Ronnie O'Sullivan he wasn't a numpty by ending the Rocket's hopes of a PS1million windfall.
The five-time world champ snubbed this week's European Masters because he "couldn't cope with playing a numpty at Barnsley to qualify".
Bob Lindo, founder of Camel Valley Vineyards, who supplied the wine, tweeted a photo of the menu and wrote: "It gives me great pleasure to welcome Marco Pierre White to the numpty club".
Last week ministers scrapped George Osborne's plan, in effect branding him a hare-brained numpty for suggesting it.
Next time do the right thing and give the money to charity you numpty.
Professional irritant Hopkins was fortunate to be in the house with such a numpty, as, when she locked horns with him, she seemed almost reasonable - in comparison.
Change from super cool to being clumsy, It seems my common sense slams on the brakes, Turning me into some teenage numpty, Now three years on I'm free from going red, My silliness has slowed down since the start, But even though it's controlled in my head, You're still making me fumble in my heart, I try so hard to tame my butter-flies, Keep their giddy wings held down inside, But every time I look in your green eyes, I can't even stop one from going wild, So if you think love does not live any more .
CAN we know the name of the numpty who is proposing moving the post office from the village to the shop opposite Whitchurch library?
Another interesting sample is on Iron Sky, featuring snippets from Charlie Chaplin's famous final speech from The Great Dictator, but he does provide more typical Nutiniesque music with tracks like Numpty, and romantic offerings including Better Man and the stripped-back Someone Like You.
The Gold Medal for Best Crazy Decision of 2012 goes to the numpty in charge of the Lanes" - Broadcaster Chris Evans on the Olympic traffic lanes.