- a slow or dim-witted person; dunce.
Origin of pumpkin head
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What sort of a Magic Powder was it, that made your friend the Pumpkinhead live?The Road to Oz
L. Frank Baum
"Your Majesty forgets that I cannot understand you," replied the Pumpkinhead.
Then he called out to the Pumpkinhead: "are you all right, Jack?"
"I believe I must be color-blind," said the Pumpkinhead, after staring about him.
"But we also are in danger," said the Pumpkinhead, anxiously.