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!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Example sentences
Some bonehead has accidentally written all over the board with indelible red ink.
According to the bonehead editor who came up with this sensationalist headline, returned veterans are ticking bombs.
The only attention they get is when the manager makes a bonehead comment.
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