muttonhead

[muht-n-hed]

noun Informal.

a slow-witted, foolish, or stupid person; dolt.

Nearby words

  1. mutton snapper,
  2. muttonbird,
  3. muttonbirder,
  4. muttonchops,
  5. muttonfish,
  6. muttra,
  7. mutual,
  8. mutual admiration society,
  9. mutual aid,
  10. mutual assured destruction

Origin of muttonhead

First recorded in 1795–1805; mutton1 + head

Related formsmut·ton·head·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for muttonhead

muttonhead

noun

slang a stupid or ignorant person; fool
Derived Formsmuttonheaded, adjective

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