meaning of bufflehead

bufflehead meaning in General Dictionary

person who features a large mind much stupid other

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  • small us scuba diving duck; males have bushy head plumage
  • a person who has actually a large head; huge, stupid other.
  • The buffel duck. See Buffel duck.

bufflehead meaning in Etymology Dictionary

tiny North American duck, 1858 (buffle-headed duck attested from 1831), from buffle (1510s), outdated variation of buffalo (letter.) + mind (n.). So-called for the big head; early in the day the noun suggested "stupid individual" (1650s; compare buffle-headed "big-headed," also "foolish," 1650s).

bufflehead meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) Person who has a large head; much, stupid fellow.