egg·​head ˈeg-ˌhed How to pronounce egghead (audio)
plural eggheads
often attributive
informal + often disparaging
: a person with intellectual interests or pretensions : a brainy person
If you loved to read, you were considered an egghead, and there was absolutely nothing worse than to be considered an egghead.Marvin V. Arnett
often used before another noun
a bunch of egghead scientists

Examples of egghead in a Sentence

He dismissed all scientists as a bunch of eggheads. a scientist who embraced the reputation of being an egghead

Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of egghead was in 1907

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Cite this Entry

“Egghead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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