Definitions

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

  • noun A stupid person; a dolt.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A heavy, stupid fellow.

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

  • noun Derogatory term for a fool or idiot. Usually used as an insult when angry.

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

  • noun a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence

Etymologies

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

[Probably alteration of lump + head.]

Examples

  • You can probably cut out all of the references to being on top of the Empire State Building, because it won't fit the situation and you really don't want your intended thinking you're some kind of lunkhead who doesn't know New York City from Botswana.

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  • He has heard every kind of lunkhead stereotype about people in construction.

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  • He has heard every kind of lunkhead stereotype about people in construction.

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  • He has heard every kind of lunkhead stereotype about people in construction.

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  • As is pointed out to us frequently, making things clearer for the lunkhead software also happens to make it clearer (or less likely to be less clear) to humans.

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  • As the story progresses, we follow our lunkhead hero Johnny Rico (Casper Van Dien) on his steps up the military ladder, and we find out, through deeply satirical propaganda adverts that punctuate the action, that this war might not be so just and that the humans we've been cheering are from afascist society.

    Starship Troopers: No 25

  • With Vin Diesel's sinister but lovable lunkhead Dom back in the driver's seat, thousands of theatergoers returned for the fourth installment of the street racing franchise, which also posted the best April opening week as it shot past the previous record of $42.2 million, set by "Anger Management" in 2003.

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  • Moreno makes the most of the one-note lunkhead Timothy by keeping his appetites simple.

    Michael Giltz: Theater: "Hand To God" Has Devilish Fun With Puppets

  • With Vin Diesel's sinister but lovable lunkhead Dom back in the driver's seat, thousands of theatergoers returned for the fourth installment of the street racing franchise, which also posted the best April opening week as it shot past the previous record of $42.2 million, set by "Anger Management" in 2003.

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  • Things are now so bad on the lunkhead front that, in a new poll, Iowans are no longer interested in the current crop of Republican cretins.

    James Marshall Crotty: Why Republicans Embrace Simpletons and How It Hurts America

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  • A modification of lumphead, it seems.

    February 2, 2007

  • "'Judas Priest! I'm such a lunkhead!'

    Thad, who could not have agreed more, said: 'Give me his number, please.'"

    - 'The Dark Half', Stephen King.

    December 31, 2007