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dummkopf

[ doom-kawf, -kawpf, duhm- ]
/ ˈdʊmˌkɔf, -ˌkɔpf, ˈdʌm- /
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noun
a stupid person; dumbbell; blockhead.
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Origin of dummkopf

1800–10, Americanism;<German, equivalent to dummdumb + Kopf head
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How to use dummkopf in a sentence

  • We stay here—ja—because this Dummkopf has the controls gebrochen!

    Brood of the Dark Moon|Charles Willard Diffin
  • Didn't you feel their stun guns, Dummkopf, when they sprung the trap—too soon, Gott sei Dank?

    The Big Time|Fritz Reuter Leiber
  • She hesitated and he yelled out, "Dummkopf" and then turned to me and smiled.

    Melomaniacs|James Huneker
  • The waiter did not know what it was and the irascible Teuton informed him bluntly that he was a Dummkopf.

    Villa Elsa|Stuart Henry
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