numskull

numskull

[nuhm-skuhl]
noun
a dull-witted or stupid person; dolt.
Also, numbskull.


Origin:
1710–20; num(b) + skull

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numbskull or numskull (ˈnʌmˌskʌl)
 
n
a stupid person; dolt; blockhead
 
[C18: from numb + skull]
 
numskull or numskull
 
n
 
[C18: from numb + skull]

numskull (ˈnʌmˌskʌl)
 
n
a variant spelling of numbskull

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numskull
1717, from num (see numb) + skull. Numskulled (adj.) is attested from 1706.
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