egghead

[ eg-hed ]
/ ˈɛgˌhɛd /

noun Slang: Usually Disparaging.

an intellectual.

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Origin of egghead

1915–20; egg1 + head; by analogy with someone who is bald

usage note for egghead

This term is usually used with disparaging intent, implying that an intellectual is out-of-touch with ordinary people. Though first used by journalists to insult editorial writers, egghead was popularized as an epithet of Adlai Stevenson, the 1952 Democratic presidential candidate.
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British Dictionary definitions for egghead

egghead
/ (ˈɛɡˌhɛd) /

noun

informal an intellectual; highbrow
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