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lunkhead

[luhngk-hed] /ˈlʌŋkˌhɛd/
noun, Slang.
1.
a dull or stupid person; blockhead.
Also called lunk
[luhngk] /lʌŋk/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism; lunk (perhaps blend of lump1 and hunk) + head
Related forms
lunkheaded, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lunk

lunk

/lʌŋk/
noun
1.
an awkward, heavy, or stupid person
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Word Origin and History for lunk
n.

"slow-witted person," 1867, American English colloquial, shortened from lunkhead (1852), possibly an altered form of lump (n.) + head (n.)

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Slang definitions & phrases for lunk

lunk

modifier

: four books about a lunk hero Carlo Reinhart

noun

A stupid person; lunkhead: Lunks, Hunks and Arkifacts/ a character whom Tristan describes as ''a big lunk'' (1867+)


lunkhead

noun

A stupid person; boob, dope, lunk: a bulky, duckfooted lunkhead/ Tenors have been traditionally stereotyped as vain lunkheads (1852+)


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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