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airhead

1 [air-hed]
noun
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:
air1 + (beach)head

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airhead

2 [air-hed]
noun
Slang. a scatterbrained, stupid, or simple-minded person; dolt.

Origin:
probably earlier than 1975–80; air1 + head

airheaded, adjective
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airhead1 (ˈɛəˌhɛd)
 
n
military an area secured in hostile territory, used as a base for the supply and evacuation of troops and equipment by air
 
[C20: modelled on beachhead]

airhead2 (ˈɛəˌhɛd)
 
n
slang a stupid or simple-minded person; idiot
 
[C20: from air + head]

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