Numskull meaning

nŭmskŭl
A stupid person; a nitwit.
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(pejorative) A dunce, mentally dull or stupid person.
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(pejorative) A label for a person who refuses to learn or grow mentally.

That numskull will never learn how to compose a letter.

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

  • num (variant of numb) skull

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

  • From numb (“deadened") + skull.

    From Wiktionary