Scottish usage:
a) Someone who (sometimes unwittingly) by speech or action demonstrates a lack of knowledge or misconception of a particular subject or situation to the amusement of others.

b) A good humoured admonition, a term of endearment

c) A reckless, absent minded or unwise person
a) "No. That wisnae wit she meant, ya big numpty!"

b) i.e. "Silly billy", "You big dafty"

c) "That numpty's driving with no lights on!"
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a scottish term, short for numb-skull.
idiot
pratt
wally
" away n'shite, ya fuckin' Numpty "
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Woody was a numpty for misplacing his iPhone at the strip club.
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Someone who confidently asserts themselves towards a false truth in the presence of others. Even when the rest of the people there know that they are completely wrong.
Given the choice of a shovel or a ladder to get out of a hole, they have dug themselves, a numpty would confidently choose the shovel!
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Someone who has had a momentary lapse in judgement and done something ignorant or stupid.
Person A: leaves their car keys in the fridge when getting a glass of milk.
Person B: " why were your car keys in the fridge you numpty
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A "Numpty" is an individual who lacks common sense and is often seen doing idiotic acts which usually results in embarrassing themselves. A "Numpty" also lacks the capability to lie as they do not have the sufficient knowledge to conjure up a lie in the first place
John is such a numpty he couldn't even lie to get himself out of trouble.

Did you see that girl Linda? She bought dog food for a cat. What a fucking numpty!
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