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  1. Slang. a stupid person; fool.

Origin of fathead

First recorded in 1830–40; fat + head

Words Nearby fathead

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How to use fathead in a sentence

  • 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
  • The fathead minnow was ubiquitous, and was dominant at several stations on the smallest creeks.

  • Typical military fathead, and he knows I amount to more than any little colonel now.

    Irresistible Weapon | Horace Brown Fyfe
  • He had anticipated the pleasure of seeing “that thick fathead” banished to the awkward squad.

British Dictionary definitions for fathead


/ (ˈfætˌhɛd) /

  1. informal a stupid person; fool

Derived forms of fathead

  • fatheaded, adjective

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