numskull

or numb·skull

[ nuhm-skuhl ]
/ ˈnʌmˌskʌl /

noun

a dull-witted or stupid person; dolt.

Nearby words

  1. nummulite,
  2. nummulitic,
  3. nummulitic limestone,
  4. numnah,
  5. numpty,
  6. nun,
  7. nun buoy,
  8. nun river,
  9. nun's cloth,
  10. nun's fiddle

Origin of numskull

First recorded in 1710–20; num(b) + skull

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British Dictionary definitions for numskull

numskull

/ (ˈnʌmˌskʌl) /

noun

a variant spelling of numbskull
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