butthead

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1973, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of butthead was circa 1973

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“Butthead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butthead. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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