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  • n. dunderhead

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See dunderhead.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as dunderhead.

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Examples

  • By the first many a smatterer acquires the reputation of a man of quick parts; by the other many a dunderpate, like the owl, the stupidest of birds, comes to be considered the very type of wisdom.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8

  • By the first, many a smatterer acquires the reputation of a man of quick parts; by the other, many a dunderpate, like the owl, the stupidest of birds, comes to be considered the very type of wisdom.

    Washington Irving

  • But oh, thou gull -- thou dunderpate -- thou losel knave, to lose one line moved by her sweet fingers.

    Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)

  • Reviewing 2.4.4.0 (Apr 14, 2009) @ cowgar: why on earth do you start a "thread" about nero burning rom, telling us how good this app is and then expose yourself being a dunderpate by rating imgburn 1 star, just for being an application you don't know how to handle or explain it to your friends. oic - you said, you don't burn a lot. why burning at all? go and buy yourself a

    Fileforum

  • a dunderpate, like the owl, the stupidest of birds, comes to be considered the very type of wisdom.

    Washington Irving

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