knuck·​le·​head ˈnə-kəl-ˌhed How to pronounce knucklehead (audio)
knuckleheaded adjective

Examples of knucklehead in a Sentence

Don't be such a knucklehead. I'd like to get my hands on the knucklehead who designed that paper-towel dispenser.
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Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of knucklehead was in 1942

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“Knucklehead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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