pinhead

[ pin-hed ]
/ ˈpɪnˌhɛd /

noun

the head of a pin.
something very small or insignificant.
Slang. a stupid person; nitwit.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. ping-pong,
  2. pinger,
  3. pingo,
  4. pinguecula,
  5. pinguid,
  6. pinheaded,
  7. pinhole,
  8. pinhole camera,
  9. pinhole pupil,
  10. piniform

Origin of pinhead

First recorded in 1655–65; pin + head

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British Dictionary definitions for pinhead

pinhead

/ (ˈpɪnˌhɛd) /

noun

the head of a pin
something very small
informal a stupid or contemptible person
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Word Origin and History for pinhead

pinhead

n.

also pin-head, "head of a pin," 1660s, from pin (n.) + head (n.). Meaning "person of small intelligence" is from 1896.

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