Definitions

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  • adjective Befitting or having the qualities of an intellectual.

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  • adjective derogatory, informal intellectual

Etymologies

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egg +‎ headed

Examples

  • Another phenomenon known as deindividuation, which is an eggheaded way of saying whether someone feels anonymous or not, can even reverse sex differences.

    The Truth About Grief

  • Give me the dark side of HSAs all the good liberals eggheaded up!

    Matthew Yglesias » Endgame

  • Another phenomenon known as deindividuation, which is an eggheaded way of saying whether someone feels anonymous or not, can even reverse sex differences.

    The Truth About Grief

  • So, the tea party racist average joes are also eggheaded elitists? judd says:

    Matthew Yglesias » Meet The Tea Party

  • As long as we're hoping names like Donatich will sweep the country with sheer eggheaded force, we will be disappointed -- not because intellectuals aren't smart, or because Americans don't hunger for intellectual richness, but because that conversation doesn't include enough.

    Ming Holden: Jon Stewart, The Warriors, and My Dad

  • As long as we're hoping names like Donatich will sweep the country with sheer eggheaded force, we will be disappointed -- not because intellectuals aren't smart, or because Americans don't hunger for intellectual richness, but because that conversation doesn't include enough.

    Ming Holden: Jon Stewart, The Warriors, and My Dad

  • I wish them the best; IOW, I hope they last long enough to raise a household of very progressive, liberal, eggheaded brats who will plague them mercilessly.

    Waldo Jaquith - Hager, Bush engaged.

  • If he were white, we'd be getting the elitistist eggheaded ivory tower in-tee-lect-shul who never did an honest days work in his life smear, the corrupt Chicago politician smear and, possibly, the inexperience smear.

    Counting The White Women In McCain's "Hot Chicks" Ad

  • A bald guy who was regularly described as an eggheaded intellectual could win the Democratic nomination, twice.

    Christopher Bonanos: The American Heritage of American Heritage

  • It may be that this temperamental strength will soon look like a weakness, that Obama's calm assurance will look, this fall, like eggheaded wimpiness when set beside John McCain's bombs-away instincts, his courage in Vietnam in the 1970s, and his military salute.

    Stephen Burt: Obama on Fox: the Medium, and the Message

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  • The eggheaded clerk separated me from two dollars without even looking at me.

    --Raymond Chandler, 1943, The Lady in the Lake, chapter 13

    September 4, 2009

  • You know who was really eggheaded? In the sense that his head was really shaped like an egg? The Marquis de Lafayette. No kidding.

    September 4, 2009

  • Perhaps it was shaped like an eggplant? oh burr grin (aubergine)!

    September 4, 2009

  • Chained, did you know the Marquis?

    September 7, 2009

  • Well... I don't like to brag...

    September 7, 2009