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dunderhead

Syllabification: dun·der·head
Pronunciation: /ˈdəndərˌhed
 
/

Definition of dunderhead in English:

noun

informal
A stupid person.
Example sentences
  • Just where do all the dedicated dorks, delightful dingbats, and dialectical dunderheads, plus a lively assortment of daffy ding-a-lings call home-sweet home?
  • Today's dunderheads could be tomorrow's geniuses.
  • This School Board sounds like a bunch of dunderheads.

Origin

early 17th century: compare with obsolete Scots dunder, dunner 'resounding noise'; related to din.

Derivatives

dunderheaded

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • Their dunderheaded stupidity itself isn't enough to protect them, because they know when people like them and when they don't.
  • Or is it another stupid, idiotic, no-brained, dunderheaded word game?
  • Now this, this was just a dunderheaded blunder.

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