from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Dull; stupid.


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  • And their mutton-headed logic was that you couldn't assume that God had a linear approach to time, therefore when the prayer took place shouldn't matter.

    Doug Bremner: Drought and the Power of Prayer

  • Mitt Romney's mutton-headed plan (What me worry?) says who cares about universal health care, we already have it.

    Doug Bremner: Are These People Completely Out of Their Minds?

  • Shirley needs to be hired just for the satisfaction of being able to promptly fire the mutton-headed delusional old cow.

    Shirley Williams in Brown Reshuffle?

  • I consider them to be the worst kind of mutton-headed numpties.

    Sir Ming's Madcap Scheme

  • He was furious at having to plead with a mutton-headed soldier (he, Sir George Grey, who alone could save Africa!), but he was in that state where he'd have tried to come round Palmerston's cook.

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • Well, I knew she was mutton-headed, but this beat all, and so I told her.

    Flashman's Lady

  • 'That's because I stopped talking with that mutton-headed bobby, --

    The Beetle

  • I will not attempt a justification of the position of the mutton-headed Professor on the subject of the Presidency; far be it from me.

    Benjamin Sherwood Hedrick

  • It is no goody-goody talk of a mutton-headed old deacon that he is giving you; it has taken him a year to get his courage up to speak to you, and every word that he speaks is boiled out of an agony of bitter memories.

    In Our Town

  • In fact, if you tried to talk about sex to young Ransome (and Mercier did try) he would denounce it as "silly goat's talk," and your absorption in it as "the most mutton-headed form of Flabbiness yet out."

    The Combined Maze


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