[sawft-hed-id, soft-]


foolish; stupid.

Origin of soft-headed

First recorded in 1660–70
Related formssoft·head, nounsoft-head·ed·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for soft-headed

Historical Examples of soft-headed

  • The soft-headed, eight foot spears of the tilting-match are used.

    Boy Scouts Handbook

    Boy Scouts of America

  • He felt no mercy in his soft heart for the soft-headed Teed.

    In a Little Town

    Rupert Hughes

  • If he ever had anything to do with her let him be called a soft-headed fool!

    The Huntress

    Hulbert Footner

  • Some soft-headed fool had granted their kind the rights of Commonwealth citizenship.

    The Weakling

    Everett B. Cole

  • Her father's the poorest tenant I ever had, soft-headed, London vermin!

    The Dark Tower

    Phyllis Bottome

British Dictionary definitions for soft-headed



informal feeble-minded; stupid; simple
Derived Formssoft-headedness, noun
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