lunkhead

noun
lunk·​head | \ ˈləŋk-ˌhed How to pronounce lunkhead (audio) \
variants: or lunk \ ˈləŋk How to pronounce lunkhead (audio) \
plural lunkheads or lunks

Definition of lunkhead

: a stupid or dull-witted person : dolt "Where I lived, in Central Square, Cambridge, you had the working class and the university life—you'd have to be a lunkhead not to be keenly aware of it," says [Ben] Affleck.— Steven Daly [Bruce] Willis played the lunk who ran a down-and-out detective agency that came to life when model Cybill Shepherd became his partner.— Stephen Dubner In the onscreen romance department, actress Shelley Fabares has seen her share of hunks and lunks.— Cynthia Sanz and John Griffiths

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Examples of lunkhead in a Sentence

don't let that lunkhead anywhere near your work tools
Recent Examples on the Web The fun throughout, the payoff, is in seeing Beth yank the rug out from one misunderestimating lunkhead and authority figure after another. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 2 Nov. 2020 The fun throughout, the payoff, is in seeing Beth yank the rug out from one misunderestimating lunkhead and authority figure after another. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 2 Nov. 2020 The fun throughout, the payoff, is in seeing Beth yank the rug out from one misunderestimating lunkhead and authority figure after another. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 2 Nov. 2020 The fun throughout, the payoff, is in seeing Beth yank the rug out from one misunderestimating lunkhead and authority figure after another. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 2 Nov. 2020 The fun throughout, the payoff, is in seeing Beth yank the rug out from one misunderestimating lunkhead and authority figure after another. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 2 Nov. 2020 The fun throughout, the payoff, is in seeing Beth yank the rug out from one misunderestimating lunkhead and authority figure after another. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 2 Nov. 2020 The fun throughout, the payoff, is in seeing Beth yank the rug out from one misunderestimating lunkhead and authority figure after another. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 2 Nov. 2020 The fun throughout, the payoff, is in seeing Beth yank the rug out from one misunderestimating lunkhead and authority figure after another. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 2 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of lunkhead

1851, 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 1851

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“Lunkhead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lunkhead. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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