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bonehead

[ bohn-hed ]
/ ˈboʊnˌhɛd /
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noun

a foolish or stupid person; blockhead.

adjective

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

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Origin of bonehead

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

OTHER WORDS FROM bonehead

boneheaded, adjectivebone·head·ed·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bonehead

bonehead
/ (ˈbəʊnˌhɛd) /

noun

slang a stupid or obstinate person

Derived forms of bonehead

boneheaded, adjective
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