Meaning of jobbernowl in English:

jobbernowl

Pronunciation /ˈdʒɒbənəʊl/

noun

  • 1informal A stupid or foolish person; an idiot, a numbskull.

  • 2British informal, dialect, rare The head, especially that of a stupid or foolish person.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Nashe (d. c1601), writer. Origin uncertain; perhaps from jobard or its etymon Middle French joubard, French jobard + noll.