chuck·​le·​head | \ˈchə-kᵊl-ˌhed \

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chuckleheaded \ -​ˌhe-​dəd \ adjective

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most of the summer interns strike me as chuckleheads

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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

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First Known Use of chucklehead

1748, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chucklehead

chuckle lumpish + head

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The first known use of chucklehead was in 1748

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English Language Learners Definition of chucklehead

: a stupid person

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obstinately defiant of authority

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