feath·​er·​head | \ ˈfe-t͟hər-ˌhed How to pronounce featherhead (audio) \

Definition of featherhead

: a foolish person : featherbrain

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featherheaded \ ˌfe-​t͟hər-​ˈhe-​dəd How to pronounce featherheaded (audio) \ adjective

Synonyms for featherhead


berk [British], booby, charlie (also charley) [British], cuckoo, ding-a-ling, ding-dong, dingbat, dipstick, doofus [slang], fool, git [British], goose, half-wit, jackass, lunatic, mooncalf, nincompoop, ninny, ninnyhammer, nit [chiefly British], nitwit, nut, nutcase, simp, simpleton, turkey, yo-yo

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Examples of featherhead in a Sentence

too important a diplomatic post to assign to some congenial featherhead

First Known Use of featherhead

1788, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of featherhead was in 1788

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a strong desire or propensity

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