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[boo l-hed-id] /ˈbʊlˈhɛd ɪd/
obstinately opinionated, especially in refusing to consider alternatives; stubborn.
Origin of bullheaded
First recorded in 1810-20; bull1 + head + -ed3
Related forms
bullheadedly, adverb
bullheadedness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • If a telepath were so bullheaded as to get in our way, we'd dispose of him.

    The Penal Cluster Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
  • It was therefore but tit-for-tat when Minos sent Athenian tributary boys and girls to fight his bull, the bullheaded Minotaur.

    The World of Homer

    Andrew Lang
  • I'm trying to pound that into these bullheaded ranchers round here.

    Still Jim Honor Willsie Morrow
Slang definitions & phrases for bullheaded



Obstinate (1818+)

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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