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screwhead

[skroo-hed] /ˈskruˌhɛd/
noun
1.
the head or top of a screw having a slot for the end of a screwdriver.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; screw + head
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Slang definitions & phrases for screwhead

screwball 1

adjective

: screwball antics

noun
  1. An eccentric person; freak, oddball: a catchall for screwballs and semi-screwballs from all over/ He's just another screwhead too big for his britches (1933+)
  2. Inferior, commercial jazz played for indifferent faddists (1936+ Jazz musicians)

[fr screwy and probably based on screwball2; the -ball of this term is the source of the very productive combining word that yields oddball, nutball, etc]


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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