block·​head | \ ˈbläk-ˌhed How to pronounce blockhead (audio) \

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
Recent Examples on the Web Newsom’s attendance with his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, at a 50th birthday party for a longtime lobbyist friend at a fancy wine country restaurant was a blockhead move. George Skelton, Los Angeles Times, 19 Nov. 2020 Her big blockhead is always looking for pets and kisses, but that pales in comparison to her big block heart. Arizona Republic, azcentral, 1 May 2020 Charlie Brown is, was, and always will be a blockhead. Bruce Handy, The Atlantic, 29 Aug. 2019 No man but a blockhead ever edited, except for money. John E. Mcintyre,, 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, 19 Jan. 2006

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First Known Use of blockhead

1549, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blockhead was in 1549

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“Blockhead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of blockhead

: a stupid person

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