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[chou-der-hed] /ˈtʃaʊ dərˌhɛd/
Slang. a stupid person; blockhead.
Origin of chowderhead
1825-35; compare British dial. (Lancashire) chowterhead, phonetic variant of cholterhead, dialectal variant of jolterhead, earlier jolthead, equivalent to jolt-, jolter- (probably akin to jolt, but sense uncertain) + head
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chowderheaded, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Once I took care of chowderhead, I didn't care what the cops did.

    The Hated Frederik Pohl
  • Somebody sneezed, and it sounded just like chowderhead sneezing.

    The Hated Frederik Pohl
  • chowderhead had a ladylike little sneeze; it went hutta, real quick, all through the mouth, no nose involved.

    The Hated Frederik Pohl
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A stupid person (1830s+)

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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