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chowderhead

[chou-der-hed]
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noun
  1. Slang. a stupid person; blockhead.
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Origin of chowderhead

1825–35; compare British dial. (Lancashire) chowterhead, phonetic variant of cholterhead, dialectal variant of jolterhead, earlier jolthead, equivalent to jolt-, jolter- (probably akin to jolt, but sense uncertain) + head
Related formschow·der·head·ed, adjective
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  • Once I took care of Chowderhead, I didn't care what the cops did.

    The Hated

    Frederik Pohl

  • Somebody sneezed, and it sounded just like Chowderhead sneezing.

    The Hated

    Frederik Pohl

  • Chowderhead had a ladylike little sneeze; it went hutta, real quick, all through the mouth, no nose involved.

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    Frederik Pohl