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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
numpty Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words6.1 8.8 2.6 0 0 0 6.5
Number of occurrences119 1 0 0 0 1
Number of authors7 5 1 1

Occurrences of numpty in Corpus

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Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
to trouble for sayin the word numpty, said Nicola. How, ah said, B on page 116

1 matches

Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
'I'll bet ye he's anither numpty,' muttered Grannie Jockina. on page 39
And transform the muckle numpty on page 90

2 matches

Clark, Thomas Diary o a Wimpy Wean, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785302145) Lallans, weans
f it's the Spoff group or the Numpty group ye're in. But ye can ma on page 13
uld think o tae get in wi the Numpty group this year. on page 14
s weel I never got pit in the Numpty group. on page 16

3 matches

@DavidJWood2 tweeted
go tae Edinburgh for that ya numpty ??????(2020) search twitter
oney8 Aye but for how long ya numpty ????(2020) search twitter

@jack_capener tweeted


@Franwella tweeted
here ..... ye txt ma! I am a numpty!(2012) search twitter


@HurchinHome tweeted
If "numpty" is Scotland's favourite word(2014) search twitter