Definitions

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

  • noun A stupid person; a fool.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A dull or stupid person.

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

  • noun disparaging A stupid or foolish person; a dolt; a numbskull; a blockhead; -- disparaging and offensive. These words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence.

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

  • noun UK, slang A stupid or foolish person.

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

[From the proverbial stupidity of sheep.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From mutton +‎ head.

Examples

  • Besides, she was officially affianced to young Randall Stanger, a titled muttonhead in the Guards, and their forthcoming nuptials would be quite an event of the Season.

    Watershed

  • Besides, she was officially affianced to young Randall Stanger, a titled muttonhead in the Guards, and their forthcoming nuptials would be quite an event of the Season.

    Flashman And The Tiger

  • The injustice of being called a muttonhead all week for not obeying orders, and then being called a mudhead for stopping for orders, churned his soul, to say nothing of his language.

    At Good Old Siwash

  • I simply became unglued at the notion that some irresponsible muttonhead could defame a company that through its diligent monitoring of my property during my absence while I was in Pátzcuaro for two days, absolutely prevented a home burglary that might have not only resulted in property damage to us but an assault against our hired house sitter at 4: 00AM were it not for the alarm system they installed.

    S.O.S.E. Security - Chapala

  • I simply became unglued at the notion that some irresponsible muttonhead could defame a company that through its diligent monitoring of my property during my absence while I was in Pátzcuaro for two days, absolutely prevented a home burglary that might have not only resulted in property damage to us but an assault against our hired house sitter at 4: 00AM were it not for the alarm system they installed.

    S.O.S.E. Security - Chapala

  • I simply became unglued at the notion that some irresponsible muttonhead could defame a company that through its diligent monitoring of my property during my absence while I was in Pátzcuaro for two days, absolutely prevented a home burglary that might have not only resulted in property damage to us but an assault against our hired house sitter at 4: 00AM were it not for the alarm system they installed.

    S.O.S.E. Security - Chapala

  • I simply became unglued at the notion that some irresponsible muttonhead could defame a company that through its diligent monitoring of my property during my absence while I was in Pátzcuaro for two days, absolutely prevented a home burglary that might have not only resulted in property damage to us but an assault against our hired house sitter at 4: 00AM were it not for the alarm system they installed.

    S.O.S.E. Security - Chapala

  • I simply became unglued at the notion that some irresponsible muttonhead could defame a company that through its diligent monitoring of my property during my absence while I was in Pátzcuaro for two days, absolutely prevented a home burglary that might have not only resulted in property damage to us but an assault against our hired house sitter at 4: 00AM were it not for the alarm system they installed.

    S.O.S.E. Security - Chapala

  • I simply became unglued at the notion that some irresponsible muttonhead could defame a company that through its diligent monitoring of my property during my absence while I was in Pátzcuaro for two days, absolutely prevented a home burglary that might have not only resulted in property damage to us but an assault against our hired house sitter at 4: 00AM were it not for the alarm system they installed.

    S.O.S.E. Security - Chapala

  • I simply became unglued at the notion that some irresponsible muttonhead could defame a company that through its diligent monitoring of my property during my absence while I was in Pátzcuaro for two days, absolutely prevented a home burglary that might have not only resulted in property damage to us but an assault against our hired house sitter at 4: 00AM were it not for the alarm system they installed.

    S.O.S.E. Security - Chapala

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