meaning of blockhead

blockhead meaning in General Dictionary

A stupid fellow a dolt someone deficient in understanding

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  • a stupid person; these words are accustomed to show a minimal viewpoint of somebody's cleverness
  • A stupid fellow; a dolt; a person deficient in comprehension.

blockhead meaning in Etymology Dictionary

also block-head, "stupid individual," 1540s (implied in blockheaded), from block (n.) + head (n.); most likely initially a picture of head-shaped oaken block used by hat-makers, although the insulting feeling could be the older one.


blockhead meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A stupid fellow; a dolt; an individual deficient in comprehension.


Sentence Examples with the word blockhead

She must be shown that the blockhead thinks nothing of her and looks only at Bourienne.

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