[chuhk-uh l-hed]

Origin of chucklehead

1725–35; chuckle clumsy (chuck2 + -le) + head
Related formschuck·le·head·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for chuckleheaded

Historical Examples of chuckleheaded

  • It hurt but I am not chuckleheaded enough to insist that she come with me to die instead of leaving me and living.

    Highways in Hiding

    George Oliver Smith

British Dictionary definitions for chuckleheaded


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



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

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