or numb·skull



a dull-witted or stupid person; dolt.

Origin of numskull

First recorded in 1710–20; num(b) + skull Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for numskull

Historical Examples of numskull

  • "It's alwayth the numskull hath the most conceit," said the Deacon.

  • "You numskull, look at me and make a fool of yourself," she said by the light in her eye.

    Wild Life Near Home

    Dallas Lore Sharp

  • Bank cashier or not, Charlie warn't that much of a numskull.

    Shifting Sands

    Sara Ware Bassett

  • He is better qualified to command the ship than the numskull to whom she has been given.

    Brave Old Salt

    Oliver Optic

  • I said Hastings said it; and he is not in the least a numskull.

    Heartbreak House

    George Bernard Shaw

British Dictionary definitions for numskull



a variant spelling of numbskull
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