Definition of bobblehead in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbäbəlˌhed/
(in full bobblehead doll)


A figurine with a disproportionately large head mounted on a spring so that it bobs up and down, often made as a caricature of a famous person.
Example sentences
  • One of my friends wanted to send me a Yankee bobblehead.
  • On Tuesday, 24 bids had been placed on the Seabiscuit bobblehead, including one for $44.
  • He is a paper mannequin, making his appearances, nodding and smiling like a bobblehead, saying nothing.



Example sentences
  • Most of us want to convince ourselves that we aren't surrounded by bobble-headed yes people.
  • But as he so suavely invited you to the dance, you were a tongue-tied, bobble-headed idiot.
  • Throw in some 70s music, a ton of bad puns, chop-socky humor, cartoony, bobble-headed characters and what you have is Kung Fu Chaos, which may be best described as a solid fighter that likes to party hearty.

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Syllabification: bob·ble·head

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