Definitions

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

  • noun A stupid person.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A labroid fish, Semi-cossyphus or Pimelometopon pulcher, with 12 dorsal spines, continuous lateral line, scaly cheeks and opercles, and naked dorsal fin.
  • noun A cyprinoid fish, the blackhead or black-headed minnow, Pimephales promelas, having a short, roundish, blackish head.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A cyprinoid fish of the Mississippi valley (Pimephales promelas); -- called also black-headed minnow.
  • noun A labroid food fish of California; the redfish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun derogatory An idiot; a fool.
  • noun zoology A cyprinoid fish of the Mississippi valley, Pimephales promelas, the black-headed minnow.
  • noun zoology A labroid food fish of California; the redfish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a man who is a stupid incompetent fool

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Examples

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  • The B&W; mugshot on JAM comically appears to be horizontally stretched - I therefore propose Jack Marx be henceforth known as "fathead".

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  • As for Taft being a "fathead," his head was indeed as "fat" as his famously huge ass.

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  • If the White House and Congress 'goal is a healthier nation, the path forward is incredibly obvious - only a fathead would see it otherwise.

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  • The EPA said it also needs to keep test organisms alive, such as fathead minnow and small crustaceans, during a government shutdown.

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  • If the White House and Congress 'goal is a healthier nation, the path forward is incredibly obvious - only a fathead would see it otherwise.

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  • My dad called me this all the time. He used it when he was trying not to curse!

    December 5, 2007