numskull

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numb (deadened) +‎ skull

NounEdit

numskull (plural numskulls)

  1. (derogatory) A dunce, mentally dull or stupid person.
  2. (derogatory) A person who refuses to learn or grow mentally.
    That numskull will never learn how to compose a letter.
  3. A traditional name for a fool who serves as the butt of jokes about stupidity.

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  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967