butt·​head | \ ˈbət-ˌhed How to pronounce butthead (audio) \
plural buttheads

Definition of butthead

: a stupid, incompetent, or annoying person So I'm a conservative; what else could I be? However, I'm not completely happy about it. Let's face it, conservatives can be buttheads, too.— P. J. O'Rourke, Republican Party Reptile, 1987

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butt-headed \ ˈbət-​¦he-​dəd How to pronounce butt-headed (audio) \ adjective
While many people detest this butt-headed city, the folks at Henry Street Settlement still hold aloft the flickering torch. — Eva Yaa Asantewaa, The Village Voice, 23 Nov. 1993

First Known Use of butthead

circa 1973, in the meaning defined above

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“Butthead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butthead. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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