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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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.
Recent Examples on the Web The knucklehead convention got so bad, the bridge — which cost nearly $600 million and took several years to build — was closed three nights in a row over the weekend. Steve Lopezcolumnist, Los Angeles Times, 27 July 2022 Right, Curry got hot and the Celtics played some knucklehead ball. Globe Staff,, 6 June 2022 All coaches run into some knucklehead who wants to run up the score and embarrass you. Mike Preston,, 21 Feb. 2022 Poor Olu, Martin, and Nayte sit in miserable silence as their knucklehead competitors insult each other with schoolyard taunts. Kristen Baldwin,, 3 Nov. 2021 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 See More

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First Known Use of knucklehead

1942, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of knucklehead was in 1942

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6 Aug 2022

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“Knucklehead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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