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  1. stupid or foolish.
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Origin of pinheaded

First recorded in 1860–65; pin + headed
Related formspin·head·ed·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for pinheaded

Historical Examples

  • There was no want among them of pinheading and pinheaded martinets.

    Leading Articles on Various Subjects

    Hugh Miller

  • Me he describes as serpentilous with Gibbon-like arms, pinheaded, and so on.

    The Journal of a Disappointed Man

    Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion

British Dictionary definitions for pinheaded


  1. informal stupid or silly
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Derived Formspinheadedness, noun
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