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butthead

[buht-hed] /ˈbʌtˌhɛd/
noun, Slang: Vulgar.
1.
an extremely stupid or inept person.
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Contemporary definitions for butt heads
verb phrase

to get into a fight or disagreement

Examples

Every time she goes to the post office, she butts heads with the postal workers.

Word Origin

imitative of sheep butting heads in conflict

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Word Origin and History for butt heads

butthead

n.

also butt-head, late 1980s, student slang, "objectionable person," from butt (n.1) + head (n.); perhaps influenced by butterhead, 1960s black slang for one who is a disgrace to the community. Earlier, butthead meant simply "the butt end, bottom" of anything (1630s).

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Slang definitions & phrases for butt heads

butt heads

verb phrase

To vie strongly; contend: NBC's new John Laroquette Show butted heads with ABC's Roseanne


butthead

noun

A stupid person; oaf; bonehead, dumdum, Spazz: Howdy is a depressingly stupid butthead

[1980s+ Students; probably fr butthead, ''assheaded,'' influenced by the 1960s student term butterhead, ''stupid person'']


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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