meat·​head | \ ˈmēt-ˌhed How to pronounce meathead (audio) \

Definition of meathead

: a stupid or bungling person

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Her brother's a real meathead. he's a meathead, but handy to have around if there's any heavy lifting to be done
Recent Examples on the Web Our brains immediately went into full-on meathead mode. Don Yaeger, Forbes, 29 Sep. 2021 All in the Family: After a change of heart, the bigoted guy from Queens lets his meathead son-in-law be in charge of everything. Washington Post, 22 Oct. 2020 Men with the muscles to actually pull them off are deemed beefy meatheads. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 27 Feb. 2020 Previous SlideNext Slide The single-minded devotion of the first two films to their meathead aesthetic is astounding. Peter Opaskar, Ars Technica, 2 Aug. 2019 And out there is right where the Colts need to be, to get the most out of a quarterback whose talent is superior but whose game was stagnating even before all those meatheads put him through a grinder that ultimately cost Luck the 2017 season. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, 13 June 2018 Looks like Harbaugh has worked through this whole meathead conundrum. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, 5 Apr. 2018 Ballard replaced Chuck Pagano, a big-hearted but defensive-minded and decidedly old-school meathead of a coach, with Frank Reich. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, 13 June 2018 Fallout is becoming more of a meathead series as time goes on... or at least, that’s the popular narrative. Patricia Hernandez, The Verge, 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of meathead

1863, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of meathead was in 1863

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4 Oct 2021

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“Meathead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of meathead

: a stupid person


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