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wooden-headed

[woo d-n-hed-id]
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adjective Informal.
  1. thick-headed, dull; stupid.

Origin of wooden-headed

First recorded in 1850–55
Related formswood·en-head·ed·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for wooden-headed

Historical Examples

  • "And I'll give your wooden-headed clerk a ten pound note," he said.

    Humorous Readings and Recitations

    Various

  • "At the horses' heads, you wooden-headed bladder," shouted Diogenes lustily.

    The Laughing Cavalier

    Baroness Orczy

  • But not a wooden-headed man-at-arms but looked down upon him.

    Paul Kelver

    Jerome Klapka, AKA Jerome K. Jerome

  • This division of labor will give the firm an immense advantage over all of our wooden-headed contemporaries.

  • Perhaps she is in love with her cousin, that long-legged, strong-armed, wooden-headed Master Brome.

    Fair Margaret

    H. Rider Haggard