bone headed

bonehead

[bohn-hed] Slang.
noun
1.
a foolish or stupid person; blockhead.
adjective
2.
being of, by, or for a stupid or unthinking person: a bonehead mistake.

Origin:
1905–10, Americanism; bone1 + head

boneheaded, adjective
boneheadedness, noun
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bonehead (ˈbəʊnˌhɛd)
 
n
slang a stupid or obstinate person
 
bone'headed
 
adj

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bonehead
"stupid person," 1908, from bone + head (cf. blockhead).
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bonehead definition


  1. n.
    a stupid or stubborn person. : You are such a bonehead when it comes to buying cars.
  2. mod.
    and boneheaded. stupid; stubborn. : Of all the boneheaded things to do! , You are a bonehead jerk!
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