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a slow or dim-witted person; dunce.
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Origin of pumpkin head
An Americanism dating back to 1775–85
OTHER WORDS FROM pumpkin headpumpkin-headed, adjective
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How to use pumpkin head in a sentence
So the Princess sent a message to Jack Pumpkinhead and asked him to come to the palace.
This remarkable animal was not unlike Jack Pumpkinhead in form, although so different in shape.
From the tree they began to hurl nuts at the Pumpkinhead, who laughed at them as he helped the two children to their feet.
It was perhaps the greatest misfortune that could have happened to Jack Pumpkinhead, and the squirrels were delighted.
"I believe it was Jack Pumpkinhead, who is also a farmer," was the reply.The Emerald City of Oz|L. Frank Baum