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

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knuckleheaded \ ˈnə-​kəl-​ˌhed-​əd How to pronounce knuckleheaded (audio) \ adjective

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Don't be such a knucklehead. I'd like to get my hands on the knucklehead who designed that paper-towel dispenser.
Recent Examples on the Web Even a knucklehead like me understands why bubble math doesn’t compute for football. Mark Kiszla, The Denver Post, "Kiszla: No snowflakes allowed. Von Miller, Kareem Jackson won’t be last Broncos to get coronavirus.," 18 June 2020 Yes, even a knucklehead like me can grasp the football logic of how Elway is going about his business. Mark Kiszla, The Denver Post, "Kiszla: While Broncos want new RB Melvin Gordon to be their bell cow, only dumb-dumb would bet against Phillip Lindsay," 26 Mar. 2020 And there’s a loud knucklehead demanding to be seen now. Jay Baruch, STAT, "You are waiting for the surge," 21 Apr. 2020 Sure enough, from the very start that night, those same two knuckleheads started yelling, ‘Give us Bumgarner! Bruce Jenkins,, "Memorable moments: Madison Bumgarner’s night for the ages," 31 Dec. 2019 No one thought that these two knuckleheads would start fighting for real. Derek Lawrence,, "'We were at war in South Beach': An oral history of Any Given Sunday," 22 Jan. 2020 Now a maximum-contract player with the Warriors, Russell has continued to shed his reputation as a knucklehead, only to once again be the subject of relentless speculation. Connor Letourneau,, "Why the Warriors won’t trade D’Angelo Russell until at least this summer," 14 Dec. 2019 The slap-in-the-face Business Insider study found 34.3 percent of the knuckleheads who responded believe Big Apple residents are the rudest in the U.S. Fox News, "'F--k off!': New Yorkers react to being named ‘rudest city in America’," 24 Dec. 2019 Related Articles As for the knuckleheads out there, as there always are in some form or another, this community will not tolerate or submit, now or then. Rubén Rosario, Twin Cities, "Rosario: Easy to say, but don’t give up, St. Paul, to recent spate of killings," 12 Sep. 2019

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1942, in the meaning defined above

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“Knucklehead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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US, informal : a stupid person

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