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muttonhead

[ muht-n-hed ]
/ ˈmʌt nˌhɛd /
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noun Informal.

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

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Origin of muttonhead

First recorded in 1795–1805; mutton1 + head

OTHER WORDS FROM muttonhead

mut·ton·head·ed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for muttonhead

  • I rather liked the idea; but the old muttonhead got me up before all the school, and read me such a lecture!

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British Dictionary definitions for muttonhead

muttonhead
/ (ˈmʌtənˌhɛd) /

noun

slang a stupid or ignorant person; fool

Derived forms of muttonhead

muttonheaded, adjective
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