airhead

1
[ air-hed ]
/ ˈɛərˌhɛd /

noun

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 airhead

1

Definition for airhead (2 of 2)

airhead2
[ air-hed ]
/ ˈɛərˌhɛd /

noun

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

Origin of airhead

2
probably earlier than 1975–80; air1 + head

OTHER WORDS FROM airhead

air·head·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for airhead (1 of 2)

airhead1
/ (ˈɛəˌhɛd) /

noun

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

Word Origin for airhead

C20: modelled on beachhead

British Dictionary definitions for airhead (2 of 2)

airhead2
/ (ˈɛəˌhɛd) /

noun

slang a stupid or simple-minded person; idiot

Word Origin for airhead

C20: from air + head
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