[ poin-tee-hed-id ]
/ ˈpɔɪn tiˌhɛd ɪd /
adjective Slang: Usually Disparaging.
intellectual, especially in a self-important or impractical way.
Origin of pointy-headed
An Americanism dating back to 1970–75
Related formspoint·y-head, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pointy-head
mainly US censorious, informal an intellectual
Derived Formspointy-headed, adjective
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