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[luhngk-hed] /ˈlʌŋkˌhɛd/
noun, Slang.
a dull or stupid person; blockhead.
Also called lunk
[luhngk] /lʌŋk/ (Show IPA)
Origin of lunkhead
1850-55, Americanism; lunk (perhaps blend of lump1 and hunk) + head
Related forms
lunkheaded, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • She'd be all right if she didn't have such a lunkhead of a brother.

    Dave Porter in the Far North

    Edward Stratemeyer
  • It is only because you are a lunkhead that you perceive any great mystery here.

    The Wolf Cub Patrick Casey
  • Why, you lunkhead, this gentleman will tell you I am his guest!

    The Haunted Pajamas Francis Perry Elliott
  • Why don't you take your lunkhead of a son home to his mother, if he isn't bright enough to understand fun!

    Boyhood in Norway Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
  • They cant see through the wall, you lunkhead, answered Bob, and if anyone comes out well see em and let you know.

    Left Half Harmon Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Here, take hold of these guns—-easy now, they won't hurt you; one at a time, you lunkhead!

    Kennedy Square F. Hopkinson Smith
  • The conclusion, in the light of what we knew from Rutter, was obvious, even to a lunkhead like myself.

    Raw Gold Bertrand W. Sinclair
Slang definitions & phrases for lunkhead



A stupid person; boob, dope, lunk: a bulky, duckfooted lunkhead/ Tenors have been traditionally stereotyped as vain lunkheads (1852+)

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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