American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A dunce.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dunce; a numskull.
- n. A stupid person; a dunce
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A dunce; a numskull; a blockhead.
- n. a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence
- Perhaps Dutch donder, thunder (from Middle Dutch doner; see (s)tenə- in Indo-European roots) + head. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Those state functionaries need to get their heads checked and stop protecting the very people that are p*issing on them. 'dunderhead' - lol!”
“And while that might sound like a naive and silly comment like, where have you been dunderhead, that is how it has been for years, if not forever!”
“To call him a "dunderhead" would be an insult to true "dunderheads" like Sarah Palin.”
“Maduna apparently called Tshishonga a "dunderhead" and a "relic of the bantustans".”
“Although truly about a mentally fractured woman turned vigilante psychopath after a beating by thugs leaves her laid up in a hospital for three weeks, only to wake up to the news that her fiance was killed in the attack all plot points readily pronounced in the previews, so don't cry spoiler, the film would like to pass itself off as a story about female empowerment—the kind of dunderhead regressiveness mistaken for social progress in a logic-free think tank.”
“There was a postscript, too: I am such a dunderhead with languages that you will have to be the one who translates.”
“I've had enough experiences in my life that are beyond the pale that I'd be a dunderhead not to believe in miracles.”
“Finally some democrats are realizing what a complete dunderhead Obama is.”
“Ron Schiller's performance on videotape—which included lecturing two young men pretending to be Muslims on how to select wine—is a "South Park"-worthy caricature of the American liberal as an effete, Volvo-driving, wine-sipping, NPR-listening dunderhead.”
“A unique event"; I guess this dunderhead doesn't realize the same tactic was used in an attack on the Sauds.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘dunderhead’.
A list of compound derogatory names such as gapeseed, muckworm and lickspittle. Your one-word contributions to this list are welcome.
See sionnach's list derogatory terms I should use ...
HEE OK LETS DO IT! I'm v.v. excited! (with thanks to whichbe, Lampbane, bilby, effigy, frogapplause, and fredrx!)
An extensive list I have been working on for quite some time. Feel free to add more of the kind if you miss any.
unkind words or those refering them.
A rich collection of all the ways you can insult someone's intelligence.
an immense, grandiloquent list that loads like a thousand years sentence in stone. new words are in the other lists.
Words that I like.
Many may be lexicographically impotent due to a lack of citations and definition. Hopefully I'll be able to rectify this eventually.
Words I should learn/I want to learn/I just learned, with a quotation to help the medicine go down.
Words and phrases from Jonathan Stroud's book, The Golem's Eye.
A sort of stuffie of words/phrases that include "head"
head of cattle, out of one's head, head of the stairs, come to a head, head of steam, head of the page, win by a head, head taller, headway, fountainhead, heads or tails, hit the nail on t... and 143 more...
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