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chowderhead

[chou-der-hed] /ˈtʃaʊ dərˌhɛd/
noun
1.
Slang. a stupid person; blockhead.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; compare British dial. (Lancashire) chowterhead, phonetic variant of cholterhead, dialectal variant of jolterhead, earlier jolthead, equivalent to jolt-, jolter- (probably akin to jolt, but sense uncertain) + head
Related forms
chowderheaded, adjective
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chowderhead

noun

A stupid person (1830s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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