lunk·​head | \ ˈləŋk-ˌhed How to pronounce lunkhead (audio) \

Definition of lunkhead

: a stupid person : dolt

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lunkheaded \ ˈləŋk-​ˌhe-​dəd How to pronounce lunkheaded (audio) \ adjective

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don't let that lunkhead anywhere near your work tools
Recent Examples on the Web Even the most lacklustre acknowledgment, the merest hint of mutuality by the most incidental lunkhead, can be spun by the girls into fantasy narratives about their future lives, waiting just around the corner. Naomi Fry, The New Yorker, "The Brilliant Awkwardness of “Pen15”," 28 Sep. 2020 Even a 19-year-old lunkhead could figure that one out. oregonlive, "The tragic, redemptive journey of one human heart," 5 Oct. 2019 Midway through Hustlers, the new Lorene Scafaria film that follows a group of New York City strippers who defraud their lunkhead patrons after the 2008 recession, Destiny (played by Constance Wu) receives a gift that shocks her with its weight. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, "How Hustlers Captured the Excesses of Pre-Recession Fashion," 17 Sep. 2019 His father, a researcher in marine biology, is dead, and his mother, Sally (Draper), has inexplicably married a lunkhead, Ron (Nick Sandow), who faults her on her indulgent parenting. Tom Keogh, The Seattle Times, "‘Stella’s Last Weekend’: Dog brings only grace to ill-conceived family affair," 25 Oct. 2018 Her job here is to eye-roll at the puerile antics and then to cue the audience’s warm, fuzzy feeling about these allegedly lovable lunkheads. Michael Phillips,, "'Tag' review: Don't these guys have anything else to do?," 14 June 2018 From Moose in Archie comics to Flash Thomson in Spider-Man comics to all the teen movies, athletes are typically portrayed as mouth-breathing bullies, loveable lunkheads and walking steroid addicts. Kareem Abdul-jabbar, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: How high school sports made me a better person," 7 May 2018 Creating these ridiculous lunkhead cavemen was part of the appeal: Dug and his band are really an extension of Wallace. Charles Solomon,, "Nick Park is back in the stop-motion animation game with 'Early Man'," 14 Feb. 2018 Later this month, Rocky Balboa will drop his gloves and take up position outside the ropes, as everyone's favorite lunkhead boxer begins his second career as a coach in Creed (in theaters November 25). Esquire, "Esquire's Movie Coaches Tournament: Vote for the Most Inspirational Movie Coach in Hollywood History," 16 Nov. 2015

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First Known Use of lunkhead

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lunkhead

probably alteration of lump + head

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The first known use of lunkhead was in 1868

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6 Oct 2020

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“Lunkhead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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