staumrel

[ stam-ruh l, stawm- ]
/ ˈstæm rəl, ˈstɔm- /
Scot.

adjective

stupid; half-witted.

noun

a stupid person.

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Also stammrel, staume·ral [stam-ruh l, stam-uh-ruh l, stawm-ruh l, staw-muh-ruh l] /ˈstæm rəl, ˈstæm ə rəl, ˈstɔm rəl, ˈstɔ mə rəl/.

Origin of staumrel

1780–90; staumer, Scots variant of stammer + -rel
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