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saphead

[sap-hed] /ˈsæpˌhɛd/
noun, Slang.
1.
a simpleton; fool.
Origin of saphead
1790-1800
1790-1800; sap1 + head
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Historical Examples
  • He doesn't fancy Captain Billy Morgan, thinks him rather a saphead.

    Janet of the Dunes Harriet T. Comstock
  • The latter called their enemies "muckers," and these retorted with the term "saphead."

    The Blue Dragon Kirk Munroe
  • I bet I know what that saphead of an editor had to say without reading his letter.

  • She wasn't a saphead herself, but there might be some about.

    Two Knapsacks John Campbell
  • A feller that kin kick like that didn't orter be called Sapwood nor saphead nor Sapanything.

    Two Little Savages Ernest Thompson Seton
British Dictionary definitions for saphead

saphead1

/ˈsæpˌhɛd/
noun
1.
(slang) a simpleton, idiot, or fool
Derived Forms
sapheaded, adjective

saphead2

/ˈsæpˌhɛd/
noun
1.
(military) the end of a sap nearest to the enemy
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Slang definitions & phrases for saphead

saphead

noun

A stupid person; blockhead, sap: one young woman who just seems to be a saphead (1798+)

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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