[ chuhk-uh l-hed ]
/ ˈtʃʌk əlˌhɛd /

noun Slang.

a stupid person; blockhead.

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. 2019

Examples from the Web for 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


/ (ˈtʃʌkəlˌhɛd) /


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).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper