blockhead

noun
block·head | \ˈbläk-ˌhed \

Definition of blockhead 

: a stupid person

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Examples of blockhead in a Sentence

Don't be such a blockhead! only a real blockhead would think that she had literally said it a million times

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No man but a blockhead ever edited, except for money. John E. Mcintyre, baltimoresun.com, "I'm always at the desk," 12 May 2018 But those columns keep getting written for a reason: There are still far too many of you thoughtless blockheads out there. Tony Long, WIRED, "How to Squelch Your Inner Jackass," 19 Jan. 2006

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First Known Use of blockhead

1549, in the meaning defined above

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blockhead

noun

English Language Learners Definition of blockhead

: a stupid person

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