Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.


[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. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for fathead
Historical Examples
  • And what do you suppose this fathead has the front to spring on me?

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

British Dictionary definitions for fathead


(informal) a stupid person; fool
Derived Forms
fatheaded, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
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.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for fathead

Word Value for fathead

Scrabble Words With Friends