blockhead

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈblɒkhɛd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈblɑkˌhɛd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(blokhed′)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
block•head /ˈblɑkˌhɛd/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a stupid person;
    dunce.
block•head•ed, adj. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
block•head  (blokhed′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a stupid, doltish person;
    dunce.
  2. [Obs.]a piece of wood in the shape of a head, used as a block for hats or wigs.
blockhead′ed, adj. 
blockhead′ed•ly, adv. 
blockhead′ed•ness, n. 
blockhead′ism, n. 
  • block + head 1540–50
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged . fool, nitwit, dolt, dullard, ignoramus, booby.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
blockhead /ˈblɒkˌhɛd/ n
  1. derogatory a stupid person

ˈblockˌheaded adj
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