Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A stupid person; a nitwit.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun colloq. A dunce; a dolt; a stupid fellow.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[num (variant of numb) + skull.]

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From numb ("deadened") + skull.

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