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saphead

[ sap-hed ]
/ ˈsæpˌhɛd /
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noun Slang.

a simpleton; fool.

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Origin of saphead

First recorded in 1790–1800; sap1 + head
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British Dictionary definitions for saphead (1 of 2)

saphead1
/ (ˈsæpˌhɛd) /

noun

slang a simpleton, idiot, or fool

Derived forms of saphead

sapheaded, adjective

British Dictionary definitions for saphead (2 of 2)

saphead2
/ (ˈsæpˌhɛd) /

noun

military the end of a sap nearest to the enemy
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