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- n. a person's head, particularly if misshapen or blocky
- n. a stupid person; a blockhead
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A blockhead.
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Even sympathetic discussions tend to focus on the unusualthe humorous entries, the weird words bicipitous; jobbernowl; trolmydames.
Zeuxis, who killed himself with laughing at the sight of the antique jobbernowl of an old hag drawn by him.
Frenchman for cocking his beaver so bravely; and our jobbernowl
"Keep thy jobbernowl to thysel '," said the indignant Betty, when she had made sure of this favour.
Mets in 2005, and was just a regular jobbernowl off the scrap heap, would he even be close to consideration for a spot on the Opening Day roster?
141 Bicipitous Serpents with the head at each extreme, jobbernowl is 'A blockish or stupid head; a ludicrous term for the head, usually connoting stupidity' 1599 MARSTON Sco.
_jobbernowl_, and shaded his right peeper, while a white beaver crowned the occiput of the Magus.
a faggot-stick or his sword to the rascal's jobbernowl, give him the gentle lash, or make him cut a caper out at the window, by way of correction.
"But listen: Creed's a dhrivlin 'jobbernowl that orders his comin's be th' hang av th 'moon, an' his goin's be th 'dhreams av his head.