bub·​ble·​head | \ ˈbə-bəl-ˌhed How to pronounce bubblehead (audio) \

Definition of bubblehead

: a foolish or stupid person

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bubbleheaded \ ˈbə-​bəl-​ˌhe-​dəd How to pronounce bubbleheaded (audio) \ adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for bubblehead


airhead, birdbrain, blockhead, bonehead, 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 bubblehead in a Sentence

a murder mystery so obvious that even bubbleheads need not tax their brains

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This is a group that hedge funds and bubbleheads love to hate. New York Times, "6 of Larry Kudlow’s Not-So-on-the-Money Predictions," 15 Mar. 2018 This is a group that hedge funds and bubbleheads love to hate. New York Times, "6 of Larry Kudlow’s Not-So-on-the-Money Predictions," 15 Mar. 2018 Abrams’ Tamsin is a gorgeous bubblehead in way over her depth with the likes of Gregor, Rita and Dieter. Eric Marchese, Orange County Register, "‘The Monster Builder’ builds monster laughs," 15 May 2017

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First Known Use of bubblehead

1917, in the meaning defined above

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