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[thik-hed] /ˈθɪkˌhɛd/
a stupid person; blockhead.
Also called whistler. any of several Old World birds of the genus Pachycephala, chiefly of various islands in the Pacific Ocean, related to the flycatchers, and having a melodious whistling call.
Origin of thickhead
First recorded in 1830-40; thick + head Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Examples from the Web for thickhead
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  • Often I got angry and, shutting the book with a bang, told him that he was a thickhead.

    Nobody's Boy Hector Malot
  • Theres some hope for a thickhead, but there isnt any for you.

    The Battleship Boys at Sea Frank Gee Patchin
  • I don't like you to look upon your father as a thickhead who couldn't be expected to succeed.

    New Grub Street George Gissing
  • Out on me for a thickhead for not linking thee with that bold feat before.

    The Winning of the Golden Spurs Percy F. Westerman
  • Whether the last line gives the reason why thickhead visited Heidelberg does not appear.

    The History of "Punch"

    M. H. Spielmann
  • Id rather be a thickhead than a Pennsylvania Dutchman, any day, retorted the freckle-faced boy.

    The Battleship Boys at Sea Frank Gee Patchin
British Dictionary definitions for thickhead


a stupid or ignorant person; fool
Also called whistler. any of various Australian and SE Asian songbirds of the family Muscicapidae (flycatchers, etc)
Derived Forms
thickheaded, adjective
thickheadedness, noun
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