American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Slang A gullible or foolish person.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A silly fellow; a ninny. Also sap.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Low A weak-minded, stupid fellow; a milksop.
- n. a person who lacks good judgment
“But on this occasion Mr Salmond probably meant a "saphead" or plodding fool.”
“Willy said in a ma tier-of-fact voice: "He's such a saphead I never thought he'd come after you, Phylly I mean, he's not really stuck on you, is he?”
“He doesn't fancy Captain Billy Morgan, thinks him rather a saphead.”
“The logic and philosophy of the great deist and agnostic was worth more to the Colonies, and did more injury to King George and his murdering minions, than all the purblind, bigoted, saphead pulpit thumpers who ever preached for ready cash.”
“Us married just five months, and her the nicest girl living, and you keeping us flat broke all the time, you damned old thief, so you can put money away for your saphead of a son and your wishywashy fool of a daughter!”
“Baines set him down as the sort of young man who would play Kelly pool with money his mother earned by doing laundry, and, in addition, catalogued him as a "saphead.”
“To the near lips of each crater a sap ran out from the front line, so that merely the great yawning hole lay between the saphead and the corresponding abode of the Germans on the other lip.”
“And so he came to the saphead, and cautiously peered in.”
“Twenty minutes afterwards the sergeant, crawling warily on his belly, approached a saphead and after a brief word or two dropped in.”
“Go over to that saphead there -- d'you see it -- an 'see what thinking does.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘saphead’.
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.
A rich collection of all the ways you can insult someone's intelligence.
Insults that make me laugh. Some of these are re-contextualized because they sound like insults to me.
A list of strange and beforehand unknown words appearing in Thomas Pynchon's recent novel "Against the Day".
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