Definition of wooden-head in English:

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wooden-head

Pronunciation: /ˈwo͝odnˌhed/

noun

informal
A stupid person.
Example sentences
  • The wooden-heads in question must have known what was happening unless they also ‘get the hell out of it’ for that week.
  • It is epitomized in a historian's statement about Philip II of Spain, the surpassing wooden-head of all sovereigns: ‘No experience of the failure of his policy could shake his belief in its essential excellence.’

Derivatives

wooden-headed

Pronunciation: /ˈwo͝odnˌhedid/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Paul Winchell was a pioneer of early television, appearing on hundreds of shows with his wooden-headed friends, Jerry Mahoney and Knucklehead Smiff.
  • Certain wooden-headed elements of the left will, of course, continue to assert that little, if anything, new has happened as a result of this election.
  • I blame City Hall, whose wooden-headed staff some years ago conceived the idea of moving Songkran day from its traditional date, and fitting it in with their own, purely local ‘Pattaya Festival’.

wooden-headedness

Pronunciation: /ˈwo͝odnˌhedid/
Pronunciation: /ˌwo͝odnˈhedədnəs/
noun
Example sentences
  • I remember one incident in which a young student was displaying astonishing wooden-headedness.
  • But all this matters little, if wooden-headedness continues to prevail with respect to the president.
  • This is just one prime example of how wooden-headedness is present and the more books one reads the more examples can be uncovered.

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Syllabification: wood·en-head

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