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airhead1

[air-hed] /ˈɛərˌhɛd/
noun
1.
an area in enemy territory or in threatened friendly territory, seized by airborne troops for bringing in supplies and additional troops by airdrop or landing.
Origin

airhead2

[air-hed] /ˈɛərˌhɛd/
noun
1.
Slang. a scatterbrained, stupid, or simple-minded person; dolt.
Origin
probably earlier than 1975-80; air1 + head
Related forms
airheaded, adjective
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  • But opponents who dismiss her as an airhead do so at their peril.
  • Sometimes being an airhead is, well, someone will turn that stone over and discover how it came to be.
British Dictionary definitions for airhead

airhead1

/ˈɛəˌhɛd/
noun
1.
(military) an area secured in hostile territory, used as a base for the supply and evacuation of troops and equipment by air
Word Origin
C20: modelled on beachhead

airhead2

/ˈɛəˌhɛd/
noun
1.
(slang) a stupid or simple-minded person; idiot
Word Origin
C20: from air + head
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Word Origin and History for airhead
n.

"empty-headed person," 1972, from air (n.1) + head (n.). Earlier as a term in mining (mid-19c.) and as a military term based on beachhead (1950).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for airhead

airhead

noun

A stupid or silly person; bubblehead, ditz: The airheads got in trouble on Spring Weekend


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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