meaning of airhead

airhead meaning in General Dictionary

an airheaded person

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  • a flighty scatterbrained simpleton
  • a bridgehead seized by airborne troops

airhead meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"empty-headed person," 1972, from atmosphere (n.1) + mind (n.). Earlier as a term in mining (mid-19c.) so that as a military term according to beachhead (1950).