Origin of blockhead
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Related Words for blockheadbonehead, fool, screwball, jackass, dunce, oaf, idiot, ninny, bust, tomfool, simpleton, noodle, chump, moron, nincompoop, numskull, dolt, knucklehead, halfwit, hardhead
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Historical Examples of blockhead
She, her unicorn, and her blockhead, were out of sight in a few minutes.Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10)
It was that he was a blockhead, and had no idea of the absurdity that he was committing.
Yes, it's for that;—I remember he said you call'd him a blockhead.The Politician Out-Witted
Simply because a man lives in the country it does not follow that he is a blockhead.The Rise of Roscoe Paine
Joseph C. Lincoln
God grant that you may not be the only man that doesn't think me a blockhead!
- derogatory a stupid person
Word Origin and History for blockhead
also block-head, "stupid person," 1540s (implied in blockheaded), from block (n.) + head (n.); probably originally an image of the head-shaped oaken block used by hat-makers, though the insulting sense is the older one.