American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Informal A stupid person; a fool.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dull or stupid person.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. disparaging 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.
- n. a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence
- From mutton + head. (Wiktionary)
- From the proverbial stupidity of sheep. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“It's obvious to anyone above a half-wit - even a muttonhead like Williams can't fail to see it!”
“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.”
“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.”
“No, muttonhead...just manifesting faith or organizational ideology through actions.”
“He used to refer to Washington in moments of pique as "old muttonhead.”
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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 ...
An extensive list I have been working on for quite some time. Feel free to add more of the kind if you miss any.
Ways to say someone is stupid, inept, etc. (nouns)
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