knucklehead

[ nuhk-uhl-hed ]
/ ˈnʌk əlˌhɛd /

noun Informal.

a stupid, bumbling, inept person.

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Origin of knucklehead

First recorded in 1940–45; knuckle + head

OTHER WORDS FROM knucklehead

knuck·le·head·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for knucklehead

knucklehead
/ (ˈnʌkəlˌhɛd) /

noun

informal fool; idiot

Derived forms of knucklehead

knuckleheaded, adjective
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