pinhead

noun pin·head \ ˈpin-ˌhed \

Definition of pinhead

1 : the head of a pin
2 : something very small or insignificant
3 : a very dull or stupid person : fool

Examples of pinhead in a Sentence

  1. The insect is the size of a pinhead.

  2. Her boss is a real pinhead.

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First Known Use of pinhead

1593

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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PINHEAD Defined for English Language Learners

pinhead

Definition of pinhead for English Language Learners

  • : the rounded end of a pin

  • : a stupid or foolish person



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