- 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.
Origin of airhead1
- Slang. a scatterbrained, stupid, or simple-minded person; dolt.
Origin of airhead2
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In the book, Brewer hints ever so carefully that the judge, Susan Bolton, is something of an airhead.Jan Brewer's Self-Serving Book
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- military an area secured in hostile territory, used as a base for the supply and evacuation of troops and equipment by air
C20: modelled on beachhead
- slang a stupid or simple-minded person; idiot
C20: from air + head
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Word Origin and History for airhead
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