blockhead

[ blok-hed ]
/ ˈblɒkˌhɛd /

noun

a stupid, doltish person; dunce.
Obsolete. a piece of wood in the shape of a head, used as a block for hats or wigs.

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Origin of blockhead

First recorded in 1540–50; block + head

OTHER WORDS FROM blockhead

block·head·ed, adjectiveblock·head·ed·ly, adverbblock·head·ed·ness, nounblock·head·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for blockhead

blockhead
/ (ˈblɒkˌhɛd) /

noun

derogatory a stupid person

Derived forms of blockhead

blockheaded, adjectiveblockheadedly, adverbblockheadedness, noun
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