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

Definition of fathead

: a stupid person

Other Words from fathead

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 Included in the sale are channel catfish, largemouth bass, triploid grass carp, hybrid bluegill, redear sunfish, golden shiner, fathead minnows and bluegill. Chicago Tribune, 15 July 2022 Walleye, Northern pike, largemouth bass, channel catfish, fathead minnows, green sunfish and bluegill are found in the lake. Karie Angell Luc, Chicago Tribune, 25 Apr. 2022 The best presentation was a 2- to 3-inch-long fathead minnow live-hooked through the top of its back and fished within a foot of the bottom. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 Jan. 2022 The typical January 6 insurrectionist is a delusional fathead with anger management issues who abandoned the revolution the second the price exceeded that of a round-trip bus ticket to Washington, D.C. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 18 Nov. 2021 Topics include the impact of lead on the reproductive behavior of fathead minnows and the deleterious effects of alcohol on zebrafish embryo development. David H. Petering, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4 Aug. 2021 Into Lake Yahou went 8,000 coppernose bluegill and 16,000 fathead minnows, Moss said. Tribune News Service, al, 11 July 2021 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 See More

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First Known Use of fathead

1842, in the meaning defined above

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22 Jul 2022

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“Fathead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fathead. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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