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pointy-headed

[poin-tee-hed-id]
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adjective Slang: Usually Disparaging.
  1. stupid; idiotic.
  2. intellectual, especially in a self-important or impractical way.
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Origin of pointy-headed

An Americanism dating back to 1970–75
Related formspoint·y-head, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pointy-head

pointy-head

noun
  1. mainly US censorious, informal an intellectual
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Derived Formspointy-headed, adjective
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