air headed


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

probably earlier than 1975–80; air1 + head

airheaded, adjective Unabridged
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airhead1 (ˈɛəˌhɛd)
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)
slang a stupid or simple-minded person; idiot
[C20: from air + head]

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Word Origin & History

"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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Slang Dictionary

airhead definition

and airbrain
  1. n.
    a stupid person. (Someone with air where there should be brains.) : Some airbrain put mustard in the ketchup dispenser. , Bart seems like such an airhead, but he's all heart.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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