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 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, "Style Invitational Week 1407: Your ad space (or space ad) here," 22 Oct. 2020 Men with the muscles to actually pull them off are deemed beefy meatheads. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Why a Fancy Tank Top Is Suiting’s New Best Friend," 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, "What I learned about cars watching all 8 Fast & Furious movies in 4 days," 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, "Doyel: Andrew Luck finally has a coaching staff who deserves him," 13 June 2018 Looks like Harbaugh has worked through this whole meathead conundrum. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: Former Wabash quarterback directs critically acclaimed movie," 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, "Doyel: Andrew Luck finally has a coaching staff who deserves him," 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, "Fallout 76 sparks more fan anxiety about direction of series," 11 June 2018 Speaking by phone, both actors say their characters — overprotective meathead Mitchell and divorcee Hunter — had individualized perceptions of masculinity that informed the film’s take on gender roles. Isaac Feldberg,, "In ‘Blockers,’ John Cena and Ike Barinholtz play fathers learning to let go," 30 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of meathead

1863, in the meaning defined above

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27 Oct 2020

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“Meathead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of meathead

informal : a stupid person

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