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  1. Slang. a stupid person; fool.
  2. sheephead.
  3. fathead minnow.
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Origin of fathead

First recorded in 1830–40; fat + head
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words

nitwit, ass, stooge, jerk, idiot, sucker, clown, twit, buffoon, moron, boob, nerd, bonehead, dummy, cretin, dunce, fool, imbecile, blockhead, ninny

Examples from the Web for fathead

Historical Examples

  • And what do you suppose this fathead has the front to spring on me?

    Torchy and Vee

    Sewell Ford

  • And he was on to me again about it when we came back, and called me a fathead, he did.

    Press Cuttings

    George Bernard Shaw

  • He is not necessarily a "bonehead," but this phrase, like "fathead," is no accident.

    How to Analyze People on Sight

    Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict

  • Think of what every fathead princeling and beer-swilling ritter from here to Basel would say!

    Joan of the Sword Hand

    S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett

  • Sure enough, Nimms had it stowed away; and the fathead hadn't said a word about it before.

    Torchy and Vee

    Sewell Ford

British Dictionary definitions for fathead


  1. informal a stupid person; fool
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Derived Formsfatheaded, adjective
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