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

Definition of blockhead

: a stupid person

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Synonyms & Antonyms for blockhead


airhead, birdbrain, bonehead, bubblehead, chowderhead, chucklehead, clodpoll (or clodpole), clot [British], cluck, clunk, cretin, cuddy (or cuddie) [British dialect], deadhead, dim bulb [slang], dimwit, dip, dodo, dolt, donkey, doofus [slang], dope, dork [slang], dullard, dum-dum, dumbbell, dumbhead, dummkopf, dummy, dunce, dunderhead, fathead, gander, golem, goof, goon, half-wit, hammerhead, hardhead, idiot, ignoramus, imbecile, jackass, know-nothing, knucklehead, lamebrain, loggerhead [chiefly dialect], loon, lump, lunkhead, meathead, mome [archaic], moron, mug [chiefly British], mutt, natural, nimrod [slang], nincompoop, ninny, ninnyhammer, nit [chiefly British], nitwit, noddy, noodle, numskull (or numbskull), oaf, pinhead, prat [British], ratbag [chiefly Australian], saphead, schlub (also shlub) [slang], schnook [slang], simpleton, stock, stupe, stupid, thickhead, turkey, woodenhead, yahoo, yo-yo


brain, genius

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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,, "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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The first known use of blockhead was in 1549

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English Language Learners Definition of blockhead

informal : a stupid person

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