Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A stupid person; a nitwit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A dunce, mentally dull or stupid person.
  • n. A label for a person who refuses to learn or grow mentally.
  • n. A traditional name for a fool who serves as the butt of jokes about stupidity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence

Etymologies

num (variant of numb) + skull.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From numb ("deadened") + skull. (Wiktionary)

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