(UK Und./Scot.) a fool, an incompetent.
|The Patter—Another Blast.|
|Xenophobe’s Guide to the Scots 16: One feeble utterance can mark a person down as a brainless ‘numpty’ for life.|
|Be My Enemy 114: It [i.e. a joke] was a sheer belter because it illustrated that [...] Rory could also be a blundering numpty.|
|Raiders 246: Giving a gun to some numpty who might shoot his own foot off [...] is a no-no.|
|Sun. Times 19 Dec. 5/1: I had expected nothing less of the leader of the world’s numptiest radicals.|
|Pigeon English 100: Your sister’s a numptie, man. She thinks she’s a chicken.|
|Times 29 June [Internet] [Corbyn] gets his revenge by looking like an utter numpty? Funny kind of revenge.|