propeller–head

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noun pro·pel·ler–head \prə-ˈpe-lər-ˌhed\

Definition of propeller–head

slang, often disparaging

  1. :  an enthusiast of technology and especially of computers :  technophile

Origin and Etymology of propeller–head

from cartoon images of science fiction fans wearing caps with a propeller protruding from the top


First Known Use: 1982


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