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[luhngk-hed] /ˈlʌŋkˌhɛd/
noun, Slang.
a dull or stupid person; blockhead.
Also called lunk
[luhngk] /lʌŋk/ (Show IPA)
Origin of lunkhead
1850-55, Americanism; lunk (perhaps blend of lump1 and hunk) + head
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lunkheaded, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He is fine here as the lunkhead who always manages to keep his investigative spirits up.
  • What she needs is to get her lunkhead husband to do.
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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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