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[chuhk-uh l-hed]
noun Slang.
  1. a stupid person; blockhead.
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Origin of chucklehead

1725–35; chuckle clumsy (chuck2 + -le) + head
Related formschuck·le·head·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for chucklehead

Historical Examples

  • If they had scolded him for bad judgment, called him a chucklehead, or even ignored him, it would have been all right.

    The Electronic Mind Reader

    John Blaine

  • Chucklehead and six other Indians were killed; several of the whites were severely wounded.

British Dictionary definitions for chucklehead


  1. informal a stupid person; blockhead; dolt
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Derived Formschuckleheaded, adjectivechuckleheadedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for chucklehead


also chuckle-head, "blockhead, dolt," (18c.), with head (n.), the first element perhaps from chuck (n.1).

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