[ wood-n-hed ]
/ ˈwʊd nˌhɛd /
a stupid person; blockhead.
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Example sentences 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.Pinocchio in Africa|Cherubini
British Dictionary definitions for woodenhead
/ (ˈwʊdənˌhɛd) /
informal a dull, foolish, or unintelligent person
Derived forms of woodenheadwoodenheaded, adjectivewoodenheadedness, noun
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