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bonehead

noun bone·head \ -ˌhed \
Updated on: 6 May 2018

Definition of bonehead

: a stupid person : numbskull

boneheaded

play \-ˈhe-dəd\ adjective

boneheadedness

noun

Examples of bonehead in a Sentence

  1. the package's directions seem to suggest that anyone who would buy such a product is a bonehead

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First Known Use of bonehead

1906

in the meaning defined above

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bonehead

adjective

Definition of bonehead

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of a bonehead : performed in a stupid or clumsy manner
  • the shortstop made a bonehead play
2 : being a college course for students lacking fundamental skills
  • teaches bonehead English

Examples of bonehead in a Sentence

  1. dreaded spending the holidays with his bonehead relatives

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First Known Use of bonehead

1908

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of bonehead for English Language Learners

  • : a stupid or foolish person


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