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

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knuckleheaded \ ˈnə-​kəl-​ˌhed-​əd How to pronounce knucklehead (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 Some of the casting is oddball, as with Brendan Fraser’s impish take on a mob knucklehead. Michael Phillips,, 7 July 2021 Yet any knucklehead could have seen that cornerback, linebacker and receiver looked like a reasonable match of needs with the first three picks in this draft, and the Browns went cornerback, linebacker, receiver. Doug Lesmerises, cleveland, 2 May 2021 Boba would very much like his armor back and of course, Mando being a knucklehead about the Mandalorian creed, refuses to give it to him despite hearing that the armor belonged to Boba's father. Lauren Morgan,, 4 Dec. 2020 Even a knucklehead like me understands why bubble math doesn’t compute for football. Mark Kiszla, The Denver Post, 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, 26 Mar. 2020 And there’s a loud knucklehead demanding to be seen now. Jay Baruch, STAT, 21 Apr. 2020 Sure enough, from the very start that night, those same two knuckleheads started yelling, ‘Give us Bumgarner! Bruce Jenkins,, 31 Dec. 2019 No one thought that these two knuckleheads would start fighting for real. Derek Lawrence,, 22 Jan. 2020

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1942, in the meaning defined above

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“Knucklehead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of knucklehead

: a stupid person : dummy


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