American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A person regarded as very stupid; a dolt.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A head-shaped piece of wood used as a block for hats or wigs.
- n. A head containing no more intelligence or sense than a block; a blockish head.
- n. A person possessing such a head; a stupid fellow; a dolt; a person deficient in understanding.
- n. colloquial A stupid person.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A stupid fellow; a dolt; a person deficient in understanding.
- n. a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence
- 1549, block (“n.”) + head. (Wiktionary)
“A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.”
“I never heard the word blockhead applied to a woman before, though I do not see why it should not, when there is evident occasion for it.”
“The son of a scribe, who causes the water to run out which little Jesus had collected in puddles, he calls a blockhead, and impious fellow, and causes him to become withered.”
“I never heard the word blockhead applied to a woman before, though I do not see why it should not, when there is evident occasion for it .”
“We may smile when he calls a blockhead, a blockhead; a dotard, a dotard; but when he attacks, for a difference of opinion, the”
“Just watch "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" -- which, as it happens, airs tonight at 8 p.m. on ABC -- and make a list of how many times the kid gets screamed at or called a blockhead or threatened with legal action simply because he chooses to spend his Halloween night in a pumpkin patch.”
“Walter Scott was called a blockhead by his teacher.”
“It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown -- which, as it happens, airs tonight at 8 p.m. on ABC -- and make a list of how many times the kid gets screamed at or called a blockhead or threatened with legal action simply because he chooses to spend his Halloween night in a pumpkin patch.”
“In the Christmas show, Charlie Brown is ridiculed for his selection of a tree and he's referred to as a blockhead, but he also manages to have a number of civil conversations with his classmates and they ultimately treat him well, in keeping with the spirit of the season.”
“But the "blockhead" knew what he was about, and after a half circle to test the working of the engines, he opened the throttle and shot her upwards at a terrific speed.”
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