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[woo d-n-hed] /ˈwʊd nˌhɛd/
noun, Informal.
a stupid person; blockhead.
Origin of woodenhead
First recorded in 1825-35; wooden + head Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • There's your Mr. Northcote, and there's that Copperhead—woodenhead, we call him in the nursery.

    Phoebe, Junior Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  • I'm a woodenhead, friend Parks; a plumb, dum old woodenhead!

    The Wooing of Calvin Parks Laura E. Richards
  • Being a woodenhead he forgot about his father and did not go away as he had intended to do.

British Dictionary definitions for woodenhead


(informal) a dull, foolish, or unintelligent person
Derived Forms
woodenheaded, adjective
woodenheadedness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for woodenhead



A stupid person; blockhead, klutz

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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