[ thik-hed-id ]
/ ˈθɪkˌhɛd ɪd /


(of a person) dull-witted; stupid.
(of an animal) having a thick head.

Origin of thickheaded

First recorded in 1700–10; thick + headed

OTHER WORDS FROM thickheaded

thick·head·ed·ly, adverbthick·head·ed·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for thickheaded

  • Nobody but such a thickheaded ass as I am would have gone on all this time without seeing how the game stood.

    Frank Fairlegh|Frank E. Smedley
  • For a' that, I've had thickheaded friends who've been grateful to me noo and then.

    The Coast of Adventure|Harold Bindloss
  • Has not he thickheaded ignorant boors; lazy, enslaved farmers, weedy lands?

    Past and Present|Thomas Carlyle