beetlehead

[ beet-l-hed ]
/ ˈbit lˌhɛd /
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noun

a stupid person; blockhead.

Nearby words

  1. beethovian,
  2. beetle,
  3. beetle drive,
  4. beetle-browed,
  5. beetlebung,
  6. beetleweed,
  7. beeton,
  8. beetroot,
  9. beetroot purple,
  10. beeves

Origin of beetlehead

First recorded in 1570–80; beetle2 + head

Related formsbee·tle·head·ed, adjective

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Examples from the Web for beetle-headed

  • That beetle-headed suspicion has passed slowly but surely away, like a snow-man confronted by a too affectionate sun.

    The Prairie Mother|Arthur Stringer