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airhead

1

[ air-hed ]

noun

  1. Slang. a scatterbrained, stupid, or simple-minded person; dolt:

    Even though she's crazy about surfing, she's not the bikini-babe airhead you might think.



airhead

2

[ air-hed ]

noun

  1. an area in enemy territory or in threatened friendly territory, seized by airborne troops for bringing in supplies and additional troops by airdrop or landing.

airhead

1

/ ˈɛəˌhɛd /

noun

  1. military an area secured in hostile territory, used as a base for the supply and evacuation of troops and equipment by air


airhead

2

/ ˈɛəˌhɛd /

noun

  1. slang.
    a stupid or simple-minded person; idiot

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Other Words From

  • airheaded adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of airhead1

First recorded probably earlier than 1975–80; air 1 + head

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Word History and Origins

Origin of airhead1

C20: modelled on beachhead

Origin of airhead2

C20: from air + head

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Example Sentences

She scoffed at newcomers who considered it a cultural wasteland populated by airheads.

As time went by, we had yearly trainings, and every year got more and more serious — suddenly I was seen as a professional and no longer an airhead.

There are very few water toys as exciting as the Poparazzi from Airhead.

Sure, the critics never quite cottoned to him; they always insinuated that he was an airhead, a blank.

But Bonds was no airhead who could only read from a TelePrompTer.

Vanda ends up being much less of a airhead than she initially appears.

But Kelley has been dismissed as little more than a social-climbing airhead.

Sembler was lampooned as a wealthy airhead who basically won the ambassadorship at auction.

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