Definition of Numskull

1. Noun. A stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence.




Definition of Numskull

1. n. A dunce; a dolt; a stupid fellow.

Definition of Numskull

1. Noun. (pejorative) A dunce, mentally dull or stupid person. ¹

2. Noun. (pejorative) A label for a person who refuses to learn or grow mentally. ¹

3. Noun. A traditional name for a fool who serves as the butt of jokes about stupidity. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Numskull

1. a dunce [n -S] - See also: dunce

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Numskull

nummulation
nummulations
nummulite
nummulites
nummulitic
nummy
numnah
numnahs
numps
numpses
numptie
numpties
numpty
numptyish
numse
numskull (current term)
numskulled
numskulls
nun
nun's murmur
nun buoy
nun moth
nunatak
nunataks
nunation
nunations
nunc pro tunc
nunchaku
nunchakus
nuncheon

Literary usage of Numskull

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1. Report of the Trial of James H. Peck: Judge of the United States District by James Hawkins Peck, Arthur Joseph Stansbury, United States Congress. Senate (1833)
"... order was a numskull order, and that the justice deserves to be hanged who made it." It will not be pretended that there is anything in the publication ..."

2. Noctes Ambrosianæ by John Wilson, Robert Shelton Mackenzie, James Hogg, William Maginn, John Gibson Lockhart (1866)
"can be perpetrated only by a natural numskull, and is beyond tho reach of art. North. And Shelley truly loved Leigh Hunt. Their friendship was honorable to ..."

3. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1902)
"I »— this NUMBED SKULL of mine, quoth be, that I could not light on it sooner. 1728. VANBRUGH, Journey to London, i. 2. Thou art a numskull I see already. ..."

4. The British Drama: Comprehending the Best Plays in the English Language by Walter Scott, Sir Walter Scott (1804)
"I'll make you speak Do you know nothing of this numskull' Sim. Who, I, sir? He came home last night from your house, and wrnt out again directly. Win. ..."

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