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chucklehead

[chuhk-uh l-hed] /ˈtʃʌk əlˌhɛd/
noun, Slang.
1.
a stupid person; blockhead.
Origin of chucklehead
1725-1735
1725-35; chuckle clumsy (chuck2 + -le) + head
Related forms
chuckleheaded, adjective
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  • It hurt but I am not chuckleheaded enough to insist that she come with me to die instead of leaving me and living.

    Highways in Hiding George Oliver Smith
British Dictionary definitions for chuckleheaded

chucklehead

/ˈtʃʌkəlˌhɛd/
noun
1.
(informal) a stupid person; blockhead; dolt
Derived Forms
chuckleheaded, adjective
chuckleheadedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for chuckleheaded

chucklehead

n.

also chuckle-head, "blockhead, dolt," (18c.), with head (n.), the first element perhaps from chuck (n.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for chuckleheaded

chuckleheaded

adjective

Stupid; dim-witted, dumb: so strangely assembles, so Britishly chuckle-headed (1764+)

chucklehead

noun

A stupid person (1730s+)

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