pointy-headed

[poin-tee-hed-id]
adjective Slang: Disparaging.
1.
stupid; idiotic.
2.
intellectual, especially in a self-important or impractical way.

Origin:
1970–75, Americanism

pointy-head, noun
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pointy-head
 
n
censorious, informal chiefly (US) an intellectual
 
'pointy-headed
 
adj

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Example sentences
Cloaked in pointy-headed obscurity, it almost always loses money.
It takes pointy-headed attention to make sure water is germ-free, and for industrial water, nobody is paid to watch that.
And you see the pointy-headed boss holding his hands over his ears and saying, blah-blah-blah-blah.
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