[ poin-tee-hed-id ]
/ ˈpɔɪn tiˌhɛd ɪd /
adjective Slang: Usually Disparaging.
intellectual, especially in a self-important or impractical way.
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- points system,
- poiret, paul,
Origin of pointy-headed
An Americanism dating back to 1970–75
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mainly US censorious, informal an intellectual
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