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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Example sentences
And a benison for the tabloid press: the egghead and the bombshell.
Paint or draw faces on eggheads set egghead on mouth of jar for drainage.
It had been hatched in secret by an egghead team that knew a lot about policy details but had no grasp of political reality.
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