butt heads


noun Slang: Vulgar.
an extremely stupid or inept person.
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Main Entry:  butt heads
Part of Speech:  v phr
Definition:  to get into a fight or disagreement
Example:  Every time she goes to the post office, she butts heads with the postal workers.
Etymology:  imitative of sheep butting heads in conflict
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Word Origin & History

1980s, student slang, "objectionable person," from butt (n.1) + head; perhaps influenced by butterhead, 1960s black slang for one who is a disgrace to the community. Earlier, butthead meant simply "the butt end, bottom" of anything (1630s).
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