: a stupid person
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 Maybe Dorsey is a blockhead in more than just title. —Elizabeth Lopatto, The Verge, 30 Mar. 2023 Apparently, AppleTV+ is no blockhead. —Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, 18 Nov. 2020 It was coined in the 16th century, around the same time and along the same lines as blockhead. —Melissa Mohr, The Christian Science Monitor, 14 Feb. 2023 Breen’s partner, the strongwoman Lynne, also came out in an apron and workout clothes, as did Hexli, the belly dancer, and Moore, the human blockhead. —David Hill, Harper’s Magazine , 27 Apr. 2022 With the help of Remy Bouchard, a pint-sized local blockhead and an aging and Mike Byrne, a low-level mobster, Ruth changes her fate—and transforms the future of her community with the theft of millions of dollars’ worth of maple syrup. —Joe Otterson, Variety, 13 Apr. 2022 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 See More
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