numpty


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numpty

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

n (Brit inf) → (Ober)trottel m (inf)
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MYSTERY MALE CHAUVINIST As we approach International Women's Day, let's remember the specious numpty on the fringes of our scene who suggested that female musicians would never properly rate.
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".
MARCO Pierre White is selling diners English wine despite saying only a "total numpty" would buy it.
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.
Like at school they were egged on by their 'class mates' behind them and the 'numpty nodders' on the benches beside them.
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.
Transcripts of conversations held in chat rooms and disclosed by the FCA reveal how the traders referred to "free money" and not wanting other "numpty's" in the market to know about information within their group.
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 ...