lunk·​head·​ed ˈləŋk-ˌhe-dəd How to pronounce lunkheaded (audio)
variants or lunk-headed
: of, relating to, or characteristic of a lunkhead : stupid, doltish
The past includes bad mortgage loans, collateralized debt obligations and all manner of other lunkheaded lending decisions.Justin Fox

Examples of lunkheaded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kurt Russell's lunkheaded trucker Jack Burton is an all-time accidental hero – maybe not the first but definitely the best choice to take on supernatural villains. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 16 Sep. 2022

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Word History


lunkhead + -ed entry 1

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lunkheaded was in 1857

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“Lunkheaded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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