British English Slang – Numpty.

Meaning – (noun) An idiot.  A stupid or foolish person. Numpty is often used in a mildly derogatory way, but it can also be used affectionately or humorously, depending on the context.

Numpty is a common Scottish expression.

Other British adjectives that can mean silly or foolish are daft (slang) and gormless (slang). Alternatively, we can also use the noun twit (slang) to refer to a silly or foolish person.

Related Idioms:


  • “You can’t wear pyjamas to a wedding you complete numpty!”

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