egg heads

egghead

[eg-hed]
noun Informal: Often Disparaging.
an intellectual.

Origin:
1915–20; egg1 + head

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egghead (ˈɛɡˌhɛd)
 
n
informal an intellectual; highbrow

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egghead
1907, "bald person," from egg (n.) + head. Sense of "intellectual" is attested from 1918, among Chicago newspapermen; popularized by U.S. syndicated columnist Stewart Alsop in 1952 in ref. to Adlai Stevenson's presidential campaign.
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