A stupid fellow a dolt someone deficient in understanding
- 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.
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.
(letter.) A stupid fellow; a dolt; an individual deficient in comprehension.
She must be shown that the blockhead thinks nothing of her and looks only at Bourienne.