chuck·​le·​head | \ ˈchə-kᵊl-ˌhed How to pronounce chucklehead (audio) \

Definition of chucklehead

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from chucklehead

chuckleheaded \ ˈchə-​kᵊl-​ˌhe-​dəd How to pronounce chuckleheaded (audio) \ adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for chucklehead


airhead, birdbrain, blockhead, bonehead, bubblehead, chowderhead, 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

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of chucklehead in a Sentence

most of the summer interns strike me as chuckleheads

Recent Examples on the Web

For some reason, the actual governor of Virginia clears time from his busy schedule to ask Becca’s assorted chuckleheads a debate question. Melissa Locker, Time, "The Bachelorette Recap: Everybody Hates Chris," 4 July 2018 Hey, maybe Mayfield can play and not be a polarizing chucklehead like Manziel. Bill Livingston,, "NFL Draft 2018: Cleveland Browns take Baker Mayfield, seriously? -- Bill Livingston (photos)," 27 Apr. 2018 There's gold under that ice, and these chuckleheads are going to compete to get it. Emily Fehrenbacher, Alaska Dispatch News, "Is ‘Alaskan Bush People’ leaving Alaska for good?," 24 Aug. 2017 Most prominent among the neighbors are Erik Pfeifer’s kind Russian Boris and Kevin Ragsdale’s nosy chucklehead George. Eric Marchese, Orange County Register, "‘Kings and Fools’ puts family discord center stage," 17 May 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'chucklehead.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of chucklehead

1748, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chucklehead

chuckle lumpish + head

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about chucklehead

Statistics for chucklehead

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for chucklehead

The first known use of chucklehead was in 1748

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for chucklehead



English Language Learners Definition of chucklehead

US, informal : a stupid person

More from Merriam-Webster on chucklehead

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with chucklehead

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for chucklehead

Comments on chucklehead

What made you want to look up chucklehead? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a small bunch of flowers

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!