pinhead

noun
pin·​head | \ ˈpin-ˌhed How to pronounce pinhead (audio) \

Definition of pinhead

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

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Examples of pinhead in a Sentence

The insect is the size of a pinhead. Her boss is a real pinhead.
Recent Examples on the Web These six-legged insects are smaller than a pinhead. oregonlive, 16 Oct. 2021 In the aftermath of oil spills, several features make kelp and kelp spores the size of a pinhead perfect for scientific study. Los Angeles Times, 9 Oct. 2021 The only blood that is on an article of clothing … was a 1/16 inch-size pinhead spot of blood on an underdress underneath an outer dress. Erin Moriarty, CBS News, 31 July 2021 The only blood that is on an article of clothing … was a 1/16 inch-size pinhead spot of blood on an underdress underneath an outer dress. Erin Moriarty, CBS News, 31 July 2021 The only blood that is on an article of clothing … was a 1/16 inch-size pinhead spot of blood on an underdress underneath an outer dress. Erin Moriarty, CBS News, 31 July 2021 The only blood that is on an article of clothing … was a 1/16 inch-size pinhead spot of blood on an underdress underneath an outer dress. Erin Moriarty, CBS News, 31 July 2021 The predators, each no bigger than a pinhead, come to their senses and zigzag out of the vial. Zoya Teirstein, Wired, 14 Aug. 2021 The only blood that is on an article of clothing … was a 1/16 inch-size pinhead spot of blood on an underdress underneath an outer dress. Erin Moriarty, CBS News, 31 July 2021

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First Known Use of pinhead

1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of pinhead was in 1593

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21 Oct 2021

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“Pinhead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pinhead. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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pinhead

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pinhead

: the rounded end of a pin
: a stupid or foolish person

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