egghead

noun, often attributive egg·head \ ˈeg-ˌhed , ˈāg- \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of egghead

plural eggheads
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

  1. He dismissed all scientists as a bunch of eggheads.

  2. the unlikely marriage between a literary egghead and a Hollywood sex symbol


EGGHEAD Defined for English Language Learners

egghead

Definition of egghead for English Language Learners

  • : a highly educated person who may not know much about real life



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