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bullhead

[boo l-hed] /ˈbʊlˌhɛd/
noun
1.
any of several North American, freshwater catfishes of the genus Ictalurus, having a rounded or truncate caudal fin.
2.
any of several other fishes, as the freshwater sculpins of the genus Cottus, especially those species having a hornlike spine on each side of the head.
3.
an obstinate or stupid person.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75, Americanism; bull1 + head
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Examples from the web for bullhead
  • His mysterious and sudden feelings surfaced for a bullhead.
  • Also, the chunky yellow bullhead and silvery freshwater drum.
  • The bullhead is an interesting, smooth-skinned fish.
British Dictionary definitions for bullhead

bullhead

/ˈbʊlˌhɛd/
noun
1.
any of various small northern mainly marine scorpaenoid fishes of the family Cottidae that have a large head covered with bony plates and spines
2.
any freshwater North American catfish of the genus Ameiurus (or Ictalurus), having a large head bearing several long barbels
3.
a scorpion fish, Scorpaena guttata, of North American Pacific coastal waters
4.
(informal) a stupidly stubborn or unintelligent person
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Slang definitions & phrases for bullhead

bullhead

noun

A stupid, obstinate person (1850+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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