Definitions

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  • n. A stupid person; a fool; a blockhead.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A stupid person; a thickhead.

Etymologies

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Perhaps from Middle English dodden to cut off, to shear, and first applied to shaven-polled priests.

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