Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a stupid head; stupid; doltish.

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Examples

  • With such undeniable facts before him, he would be the most jolter-headed fool alive, did he allow himself to be seduced by any spirit of a maudlin sentimentality or pseudo-philanthropy, to destroy by a misdirected benevolence all the good results which it has taken nearly two centuries to accomplish.

    Social relations in our Southern States,

  • We must have been jolter-headed geniuses not to have anticipated M. 's reply.

    The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete

  • Behind Mr. Oldbuck's seat (which was an ancient leathern-covered easy-chair, worn smooth by constant use) was a huge oaken cabinet, decorated at each corner with Dutch cherubs, having their little duck-wings displayed, and great jolter-headed visages placed between them.

    The Antiquary — Complete

  • Dutch cherubs, having their little duck-wings displayed, and great jolter-headed visages placed between them.

    The Antiquary

  • a huge oaken cabinet, decorated at each corner with Dutch cherubs, having their little duck-wings displayed, and great jolter-headed visages placed between them.

    The Antiquary

  • Prefer for an ancestor, to one whom scholar and sage never name but in homage, a worthless, obscure, jolter-headed booby in mail, whose only record to men is a brass plate in a church in a village! "

    The Caxtons — Volume 03

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