airhead

noun (1)
air·​head | \ ˈer-ˌhed How to pronounce airhead (audio) \

Definition of airhead

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an area in hostile territory secured usually by airborne troops for further use in bringing in troops and matériel by air

airhead

noun (2)

Definition of airhead (Entry 2 of 2)

: a mindless or stupid person

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from airhead

Noun (2)

airheaded \ ˈer-​ˌhe-​dəd How to pronounce airhead (audio) \ adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for airhead

Synonyms: Noun (2)

Antonyms: Noun (2)

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

First Known Use of airhead

Noun (1)

circa 1943, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1971, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for airhead

Noun (1)

air entry 1 + -head (as in beachhead)

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about airhead

Time Traveler for airhead

Time Traveler

The first known use of airhead was circa 1943

See more words from the same year

Statistics for airhead

Cite this Entry

“Airhead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/airhead. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on airhead

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for airhead

Nglish: Translation of airhead for Spanish Speakers

Comments on airhead

What made you want to look up airhead? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Star Wars Words Quiz

  • cu jedi training
  • The bounty portion of bounty hunters (such as Boba Fett) comes from a Latin word meaning
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!