meat·​head ˈmēt-ˌhed How to pronounce meathead (audio)
: a stupid or bungling person

Example Sentences

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 Yet for all the homicidal temper and tribal backstabbing, there was a ruthlessly funny, jaunty, and entertaining quality to Tony and his motley meathead crew. Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 21 Sep. 2021 Squeeze isn’t your typical meathead hard rock record. Spin Staff, SPIN, 26 Dec. 2022 The internet’s favorite meathead, the Liver King, who has credited his notorious raw meat diet for his shredded physique but has now admitted to using steroids. Li Goldstein, Bon Appétit, 2 Dec. 2022 Two friends burn alive in defective tanning beds; a Bowflex machine crushes a meathead; a semi-trailer truck collides with Kevin's car, rocketing the motor into a bystander; and one girl's skull gets pelted by a nail gun. Michael Lee Simpson,, 31 Oct. 2022 Evans notably starred as the marvelous meathead Gaston in Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast in 2017, while Kidman wowed audiences with her performance as the sparkling diamond Satine in Baz Luhrmann's 2001 big-screen hit, Moulin Rouge! Emlyn Travis,, 26 Oct. 2022 Although one buff computer programmer, scouted off the street to model a few days before the opening, wore a red visor and ribbed tank—a sensitive meathead aesthetic plucked from the year 2000. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 16 Sep. 2022 Banter between the two men stays very funny in the first half, with Bobby taking potshots at Aaron’s meathead tastes in music, movies and men. John Defore, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Sep. 2022 The officer inside, a meathead in sunglasses and mustache, powered down his window and identified her by name, which disconcerted her. Joshua Ferris, The New Yorker, 30 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of meathead was in 1863

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“Meathead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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