woodenhead

[ woo d-n-hed ]
/ ˈwʊd nˌhɛd /
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noun Informal.

a stupid person; blockhead.

Nearby words

  1. wooden indian,
  2. wooden shoe,
  3. wooden spoon,
  4. wooden tongue,
  5. wooden-headed,
  6. woodenly,
  7. woodentop,
  8. woodenware,
  9. woodfree,
  10. woodgrain

Origin of woodenhead

First recorded in 1825–35; wooden + head

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Examples from the Web for woodenhead

  • I'm a woodenhead, friend Parks; a plumb, dum old woodenhead!

    The Wooing of Calvin Parks|Laura E. Richards
  • There's your Mr. Northcote, and there's that Copperhead—Woodenhead, we call him in the nursery.

    Phoebe, Junior|Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  • Being a woodenhead he forgot about his father and did not go away as he had intended to do.



British Dictionary definitions for woodenhead

woodenhead

/ (ˈwʊdənˌhɛd) /

noun

informal a dull, foolish, or unintelligent person
Derived Formswoodenheaded, adjectivewoodenheadedness, noun

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