from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal An intellectual; a highbrow.

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  • n. A bald person, especially a man.
  • n. An intellectual.

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  • n. an intellectual; a very studious and academic person


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  • 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

  • Stevenson too, was the original Left Wing, Progressive, "egghead" coined by Joe Alsop.

    The F-Team

  • First of all, Stevenson's reputation as an "egghead" owed more to the contrast with his two-time electoral foe, Dwight Eisenhower, a beloved war hero whose high-wattage smile and warm Kansas manner would have made almost any opponent seem remote by contrast.

    Obama-McGovern-Adlai-Stevenson Reading List

  • Written in Greek, Philogelos, or The Laughter Lover, dates to the third or fourth century AD, and contains some 260 jokes which Beard said are 'very similar' to the jokes we have today, although peopled with different stereotypes – the 'egghead', or absent-minded professor, is a particular figure of fun, along with the eunuch, and people with hernias or bad breath.

    Archive 2009-03-08

  • When the lawsuit and citizen's complaint of police misconduct aren't filed, the anti-intellectual slang "egghead" will need to be changed to "egg on face."

    Charges against Gates to be dropped

  • Further analogous to Obama-against whom they first tried the label of Chicago machine politician-Stevenson was labelled an "egghead" by a powerful Republican, based on his baldness and intellectual air-a bit more imaginative than McCain's "elite".

    Dr. Leo Rangell: The Morning After: A Reflection

  • Fyi I'm a geek, not an 'egghead' My head is rather round actually

    Why not qualify the taking away of virtual objects as theft?

  • Her supporters accuse her critics of snobbery: Maybe she's not a big "egghead" but she has brilliant instincts and inner toughness.

    Palin's Failin'


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  • 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

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

    April 15, 2009

  • 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