Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An intellectual; a highbrow.

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  • noun pejorative A bald person, especially a man.
  • noun pejorative An intellectual.

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  • noun an intellectual; a very studious and academic person

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Examples

  • So did Adlai Stevenson when he ran for president against Dwight Eisenhower who called him an 'egghead' -- which is another way of saying, an intellectual with lofty ideas beyond the reach of working folk.

    Tom Alderman: What's an Elitist Anyway?

  • Shopping for my first pair of glasses, as I approached middle age, I chose carefully, realizing that the wrong frames turned me into smart-squared, aka egghead or librarian (not that there's anything wrong with them).

    Wendy Braitman: Would You Rather Be Smart or Sexy?

  • So, lighten up "egghead" their are allot of good folks out here who enjoy your posts, as I for one, but personal attacks such as these I'm sure don't set to well with you as well, unless your a masochist which at times has me doubting you.

    A Prison of the Mind Two

  • So, lighten up "egghead" their are allot of good folks out here who enjoy your posts, as I for one, but personal attacks such as these I'm sure don't set to well with you as well, unless your a masochist which at times has me doubting you.

    A Prison of the Mind Two

  • So, lighten up "egghead" their are allot of good folks out here who enjoy your posts, as I for one, but personal attacks such as these I'm sure don't set to well with you as well, unless your a masochist which at times has me doubting you.

    A Prison of the Mind Two

  • So, lighten up "egghead" their are allot of good folks out here who enjoy your posts, as I for one, but personal attacks such as these I'm sure don't set to well with you as well, unless your a masochist which at times has me doubting you.

    A Prison of the Mind Two

  • So, lighten up "egghead" their are allot of good folks out here who enjoy your posts, as I for one, but personal attacks such as these I'm sure don't set to well with you as well, unless your a masochist which at times has me doubting you.

    A Prison of the Mind Two

  • So, lighten up "egghead" their are allot of good folks out here who enjoy your posts, as I for one, but personal attacks such as these I'm sure don't set to well with you as well, unless your a masochist which at times has me doubting you.

    A Prison of the Mind Two

  • So, lighten up "egghead" their are allot of good folks out here who enjoy your posts, as I for one, but personal attacks such as these I'm sure don't set to well with you as well, unless your a masochist which at times has me doubting you.

    A Prison of the Mind Two

  • So, lighten up "egghead" their are allot of good folks out here who enjoy your posts, as I for one, but personal attacks such as these I'm sure don't set to well with you as well, unless your a masochist which at times has me doubting you.

    A Prison of the Mind Two

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  • Alternate definitions, both originating from the 50's: 1.) A bald man. 2.) A supporter of Democrat Adlai Stevenson, who received the Democratic Party's nomination for president in 1952 and 1956. He was defeated both times by Republican Dwight Eisenhower.

    April 15, 2009

  • the Haverford vs. Swarthmore football game in the sixties was known as the "Egghead" Bowl

    April 15, 2009

  • Somewhat cynical urban planning term for the academic class that tends to congregate in specific neighborhoods, home styles, or developments that appeal to their particular, if not snooty, sensitivities.

    September 4, 2009