lunk

lunkhead

[luhngk-hed]
noun Slang.
a dull or stupid person; blockhead.
Also called lunk [luhngk] .


Origin:
1850–55, Americanism; lunk (perhaps blend of lump1 and hunk) + head

lunkheaded, adjective
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lunk (lʌŋk)
 
n
an awkward, heavy, or stupid person

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lunk
"slow-witted person," 1867, Amer.Eng. colloquial, from lunkhead (1852), possibly an altered form of lump (n.) + head.
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