bonehead

[ bohn-hed ]
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noun
  1. a foolish or stupid person; blockhead.

adjective
  1. being of, by, or for a stupid or unthinking person: a bonehead mistake.

Origin of bonehead

1
An Americanism dating back to 1905–10; bone + head

Other words from bonehead

  • boneheaded, adjective
  • bone·head·ed·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for bonehead

bonehead

/ (ˈbəʊnˌhɛd) /


noun
  1. slang a stupid or obstinate person

Derived forms of bonehead

  • boneheaded, adjective

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