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bonehead

[bohn-hed] /ˈboʊnˌhɛd/
noun
1.
a foolish or stupid person; blockhead.
adjective
2.
being of, by, or for a stupid or unthinking person:
a bonehead mistake.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10, Americanism; bone1 + head
Related forms
boneheaded, adjective
boneheadedness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bone head's

bonehead

/ˈbəʊnˌhɛd/
noun
1.
(slang) a stupid or obstinate person
Derived Forms
boneheaded, adjective
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Word Origin and History for bone head's

bonehead

n.

"stupid person," 1908, from bone (n.) + head (n.). Cf. blockhead, meathead.

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Slang definitions & phrases for bone head's

bonehead

modifier

: I should have been in bonehead English

noun

A stupid person: four sons, all bone-heads

Related Terms

pull a boner

[1900s+; fr the notion of the head being all bone,no brain]


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Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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