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- n. The head of an ox; an emblem of cuckoldom.
- n. A dolt; a blockhead.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Literally, the head of an ox (emblem of cuckoldom); hence, a dolt; a blockhead.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The head of an ox.
- n. A stupid fellow; a blockhead; a dolt.
"oxhead," "house," and "camel" were merely artificial mnemonic devices similar to those which modern school children use when they recite: "A is for Apple."
_oxhead and flowers_ which now flourish over every door in the new-built streets of London; but the original of which, as Livy tells us, and I believe Plutarch too, was this.