Numskull Definition

nŭmskŭl
noun
Webster's New World
A stupid person; a nitwit.
American Heritage

(pejorative) A label for a person who refuses to learn or grow mentally.

That numskull will never learn how to compose a letter.
Wiktionary

A traditional name for a fool who serves as the butt of jokes about stupidity.

Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Numskull

Noun

Singular:
numskull
Plural:
numskulls

Origin of Numskull

  • num (variant of numb) skull

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From numb (“deadened") + skull.

    From Wiktionary

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