Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal A stupid person; a fool.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A stupid or foolish person.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A stupid or foolish person; a dolt; a numbskull; a blockhead; -- disparaging and offensive. These words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dull or stupid person.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence

Etymologies

From the proverbial stupidity of sheep.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From mutton +‎ head. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Besides, she was officially affianced to young Randall Stanger, a titled muttonhead in the Guards, and their forthcoming nuptials would be quite an event of the Season.

    Watershed

  • The injustice of being called a muttonhead all week for not obeying orders, and then being called a mudhead for stopping for orders, churned his soul, to say nothing of his language.

    At Good Old Siwash

  • I simply became unglued at the notion that some irresponsible muttonhead could defame a company that through its diligent monitoring of my property during my absence while I was in Pátzcuaro for two days, absolutely prevented a home burglary that might have not only resulted in property damage to us but an assault against our hired house sitter at 4: 00AM were it not for the alarm system they installed.

    S.O.S.E. Security - Chapala

  • The muttonhead of the title is portrayed by the eminently likable Paul Rudd, who has brought an ironic self-awareness to many slacker comedies, a category that would include "Our Idiot Brother"—if "Our Idiot Brother" weren't also an allegorical social critique inspired by Fyodor Dostoevsky and his collaborator, Jesus Christ.

    'Idiot Brother': Silly, Satirical and Smart

  • Berkeley Levett, a sound muttonhead in Cumming's regiment, and presumably as well disposed to his chief as subalterns ever are, given that Guards officers are usually incapable of any feeling outside their bellies and loins.

    Watershed

  • It's obvious to anyone above a half-wit - even a muttonhead like Williams can't fail to see it!

    Watershed

  • Only a competitive muttonhead would ply a semi-good-looking grad student with bags of greenbacks to obtain what 99.9% of us would give lovingly away.

    E. Jean Carroll: How to Sell Your Maidenhead

  • Yes | No | Report from tom wrote 3 years 14 weeks ago this guy does not appear to be south african. i thought he looked saudi or maybe pakistani. i think he said said "wayn da bab?" translation - "where is the door" in arabic but it might also be that in urdu. clearly, this muttonhead has never fired a rifle before.

    Just for Kicks

  • No, muttonhead...just manifesting faith or organizational ideology through actions.

    "I mean no disrespect."

  • He used to refer to Washington in moments of pique as "old muttonhead."

    Patriarch: George Washington and the New American Nation

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