fathead

noun
fat·​head | \ ˈfat-ˌhed How to pronounce fathead (audio) \

Definition of fathead

: a stupid person

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fatheaded \ ˈfat-​ˈhe-​dəd How to pronounce fathead (audio) \ adjective
fatheadedly adverb
fatheadedness noun

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Examples of fathead in a Sentence

Don't be such a fathead! so who's the fathead who messed around with my movie collection?
Recent Examples on the Web Few states, or even countries, can match Minnesota's variety and quality of fish, many of which are dependent on smaller fish — fathead minnows especially — to eat. Matt Delong, Star Tribune, 30 Apr. 2021 There are bluegill, yellow perch, channel catfish, hybrid bluegill, redear shellcrackers, fathead minnows, white amur and koi. Sam Boyer, cleveland, 16 Apr. 2021 Red-tails are a favorite among Minnesota anglers whereas shiners and fathead minnows, work just about anywhere. Brian Bashore, Outdoor Life, 21 Dec. 2020 Mavericks 2011 champion Shawn Marion, members of Mothers Against Police Brutality and a fathead cutout of legendary Maverick Dirk Nowitzki have been a few other attendees during Dallas’ games this summer. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, 16 Aug. 2020 This trait is well exploited by anglers, who chiefly employ live fathead minnows, hooking them through the lips for trolling. Popular Science, 1 June 2020 This trait is well exploited by anglers, who chiefly employ live fathead minnows, hooking them through the lips for trolling. Popular Science, 1 June 2020 This trait is well exploited by anglers, who chiefly employ live fathead minnows, hooking them through the lips for trolling. Popular Science, 1 June 2020 This trait is well exploited by anglers, who chiefly employ live fathead minnows, hooking them through the lips for trolling. Popular Science, 1 June 2020

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First Known Use of fathead

1842, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fathead was in 1842

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11 May 2021

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“Fathead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fathead. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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fathead

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fathead

informal : a stupid person

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