Definition of numpty in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈnʌmpti

noun (plural numpties)

Scottish informal
  • A stupid or ineffectual person.
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    • Now the great numpty is serving 28 days in prison after another act of Comedy Terrorism in which he chucked paint over a Turner Prize nominated artist.
    • For a few minutes I felt like a complete numpty, then I got into it.
    • Some numpty forgot to make the developing room light-tight so we're all getting fogged film.


1980s: from obsolete numps 'a stupid person', of unknown origin.

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