Definitions

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  • noun slang, derogatory A slow-witted, unresponsive, or inept person (usually male).
  • noun US, military, slang, derogatory A recruit who is unintelligent or difficult to train.

Etymologies

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numb + nuts

Examples

  • By Saturday, TNT's Charles Barkley, perhaps frazzled, used words not normally heard on-air — like calling TNT's Kenny Smith "numbnuts" and saying something similar about his producer.

    Don't expect a neutral voice from Jeff Van Gundy during NBA Finals

  • But I really have to wonder what kind of numbnuts we have in Washington who conclude that you should be allowed to get 15 days of medication every 30 days.

    Archive 2007-02-18

  • But I really have to wonder what kind of numbnuts we have in Washington who conclude that you should be allowed to get 15 days of medication every 30 days.

    Your government at work

  • Also 'Pedant', aka "numbnuts", the short history of the Union does not invalidate it.

    Be Optimistic For Northern Ireland

  • I heart you again, Caveman (I left you over "numbnuts," the proper spelling of "he who has numb nuts").

    ground to a halt = good coffee shop name

  • The word "numbnuts" was used and, in the direction of Revolution Muslim, several expletives.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • O'Leary reportedly says the EU "numbnuts" have confused passengers, many of whom have come to Ryanair looking for compensation and blaming the airline when they are told they are not entitled to it.

    IAGblog

  • Some numbnuts asked her where she was from and she indicated that she was raised in Paris but had lived for the past two years in Mobile.

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  • Some numbnuts asked her where she was from and she indicated that she was raised in Paris but had lived for the past two years in Mobile.

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  • Although they seemed boring at the time, the information was assimilated by all but a couple of numbnuts lieutenants, and the goals were precise.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Military’s PowerPoint Problem

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