A stupid or clumsy person.
More example sentences
- In a world of gamaleeries and hinkum sneevies, of muckle sumphs and mowdieworts, we salute you noo, oor Willie Goo.
- There we stood like two sumphs, (as Hogg calls those who are ganging a bit aglee in their wits) gaping and staring at each other with a look which said, why did not you shoot?
early 18th century: of unknown origin.