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[fat-hed] /ˈfætˌhɛd/
Slang. a stupid person; fool.
Origin of fathead
First recorded in 1830-40; fat + head Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He is not necessarily a "bonehead," but this phrase, like "fathead," is no accident.

    How to Analyze People on Sight Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
  • And what do you suppose this fathead has the front to spring on me?

    Torchy and Vee Sewell Ford
  • The fathead minnow was ubiquitous, and was dominant at several stations on the smallest creeks.

  • And he was on to me again about it when we came back, and called me a fathead, he did.

    Press Cuttings George Bernard Shaw
  • Think of what every fathead princeling and beer-swilling ritter from here to Basel would say!

    Joan of the Sword Hand S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett
  • Sure enough, Nimms had it stowed away; and the fathead hadn't said a word about it before.

    Torchy and Vee Sewell Ford
British Dictionary definitions for fathead


(informal) a stupid person; fool
Derived Forms
fatheaded, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for fathead



A stupid person; blubberhead (1842+)

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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