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Numskull  n.  (Also spelled numbskull)  A dunce; a dolt; a stupid fellow. (Colloq.) "They have talked like numskulls."

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"Numskull" Quotes from Famous Books

... exhibiting at the Aquarium. If his will is as iron as his head, what a despot he would be! If France is tired of her Republic, she might try the Iron-Headed Man as a ruler. There is the chance, of course, that he might turn out a numskull, and be only ...
— Punch, Or The London Charivari, VOL. 103, November 26, 1892 • Various

... joker or a numskull is more than I can fathom," says Bligh; "but for the last time I warn you I'm a British officer, and you'll go to jail for this as sure ...
— News from the Duchy • Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

... it again!" howled the lieutenant, leaping up from his seat. "You numskull! give me that oar." And he tried to wrench ...
— The Campaign of the Jungle - or, Under Lawton through Luzon • Edward Stratemeyer

... of bread. "Oh, Lydia," she cried, "I thought that numskull of a Billy never would see daylight! I've prayed for this for years. Come straight over ...
— Lydia of the Pines • Honore Willsie Morrow

... for some time. None of its members believed for an instant the newspaper story that Loupart had turned out to be Fantomas—the elusive, the superhuman, the improbable, the weird Fantomas. This was beyond them. Good enough to stuff the numskull of the law with such a tale, but there was no use for it among ...
— The Exploits of Juve - Being the Second of the Series of the "Fantmas" Detective Tales • mile Souvestre and Marcel Allain

... know it you are a numskull. She intimated to me that she loved some feller, but that she never intended to marry anybody. I'm no fool. I know who she meant. Look here!" Bates suddenly rose to his feet. His face was both white and red in splotches. He grasped the back of his chair with both his hands and ...
— Westerfelt • Will N. Harben

... distinguishing this campaign, but the real cause was that public affairs had come to such a deadlock that legislature, as the medium through which they might be moved, had become a vital question to the veriest numskull, and all were mustering to ascertain who put forth the ...
— Some Everyday Folk and Dawn • Miles Franklin

Words linked to "Numskull" :   stupid, pillock, muttonhead, hammerhead, poor fish, lunkhead, dolt, fuckhead, blockhead, dunderhead, shithead

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