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numbnuts

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

numb + nuts

NounEdit

numbnuts (plural numbnuts or numbnutses)

  1. (chiefly US, slang, derogatory, sometimes humorous) A slow-witted, unresponsive, or inept person (usually male).
    Tell numbnuts over there to wake up and pay attention to his work.
    The drill instructor must have called him "numbnuts" fifty times today.

Usage notesEdit

"Numbnuts" is most commonly used as a form of address, as in "Hey, numbnuts!" However, the term sometimes has other noun functions, as in "I will defend you from numbnuts such as JamesM" ("The Big Gulp" by David Lansing, LA Times Calendarlive.com, 20 May 2007).

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