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pumpkin head

a slow or dim-witted person; dunce.
Origin of pumpkin head
1775-85, Americanism
Related forms
pumpkin-headed, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Ah, pumpkin-head, why did you not think to make all that profit?

    The Purple Land W. H. Hudson
  • Jack was wearing a newly made pumpkin-head and the Scarecrow had recently been stuffed with fresh straw.

    Glinda of Oz L. Frank Baum
  • And his father was before him, and Gigetto will be after him, with his pumpkin-head.

  • pumpkin-head would have burst, if I'd let out I didn't know what part of the jolly old world my governor used to run.

    Sinister Street, vol. 2 Compton Mackenzie
  • Somebody has been told that somebody else heard some other pumpkin-head say so.

    A Siren Thomas Adolphus Trollope

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