fathead

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

Definition of fathead

: a stupid person

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Other Words from fathead

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

Synonyms & Antonyms for fathead

Synonyms

airhead, birdbrain, blockhead, bonehead, bubblehead, chowderhead, chucklehead, clodpoll (or clodpole), clot [British], cluck, clunk, cretin, cuddy (or cuddie) [British dialect], deadhead, dim bulb [slang], dimwit, dip, dodo, dolt, donkey, doofus [slang], dope, dork [slang], dullard, dum-dum, dumbbell, dumbhead, dummkopf, dummy, dunce, dunderhead, gander, golem, goof, goon, half-wit, hammerhead, hardhead, idiot, ignoramus, imbecile, jackass, know-nothing, knucklehead, lamebrain, loggerhead [chiefly dialect], loon, lump, lunkhead, meathead, mome [archaic], moron, mug [chiefly British], mutt, natural, nimrod [slang], nincompoop, ninny, ninnyhammer, nit [chiefly British], nitwit, noddy, noodle, numskull (or numbskull), oaf, pinhead, prat [British], ratbag [chiefly Australian], saphead, schlub (also shlub) [slang], schnook [slang], simpleton, stock, stupe, stupid, thickhead, turkey, woodenhead, yahoo, yo-yo

Antonyms

brain, genius

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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?

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Nestled in the northern Wisconsin woods, Peter Lake once brimmed with golden shiners, fatheads and other minnows, which plucked algae-eating fleas from the murky water. Quanta Magazine, "Nature’s Critical Warning System," 18 Nov. 2015 The lines were baited with spawn sacs, shiner minnows or large fatheads. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Wisconsin's Lake Michigan harbors host world-class ice fishing for trout," 13 Jan. 2018 If stocked into a lake with fatheads or other minnows, the trout grow more slowly, to about eight inches in fall. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Trout ponds of Washburn County offer solitude and splendor," 16 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of fathead

1842, in the meaning defined above

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fathead

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fathead

informal : a stupid person

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