empty-headed

adjective emp·ty-head·ed \ ˌem(p)-tē-ˈhe-dəd \

Definition of empty-headed

: vacuous 2

First Known Use of empty-headed

1640

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

EMPTY-HEADED Defined for English Language Learners

empty-headed

Definition of empty-headed for English Language Learners

  • : not intelligent



Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

WORD OF THE DAY

a figure representing a hated person

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a-closeup-of-a-sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

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

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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