[woo d-n-hed]

noun Informal.

a stupid person; blockhead.

Origin of woodenhead

First recorded in 1825–35; wooden + head
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Examples from the Web for woodenhead

Historical Examples of woodenhead

  • There's your Mr. Northcote, and there's that Copperhead—Woodenhead, we call him in the nursery.

    Phoebe, Junior

    Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant

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

  • Being a woodenhead he forgot about his father and did not go away as he had intended to do.

British Dictionary definitions for woodenhead



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