Share this entry

chowderhead Line breaks: chow¦der|head
Pronunciation: /ˈtʃaʊdəhɛd/

Definition of chowderhead in English:

noun

North American informal
A stupid person: even chowderheads like us could comprehend it
More example sentences
  • I think I just coined ‘Better Blown Up Than Grown Up’ to describe the new crop of anti-war chowderheads, and their childish slogans.
  • Besides, what chowderhead keeps cracking his bubble gum near the microphone all the time, anyway?
  • These chowderheads can't seem to get it through their tiny brains that they're dealing with a legal problem now, not a PR problem.

Derivatives

chowderheaded

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • Once the decision was made to go for chowderheaded sensation over more difficult to digest substance, things only got worse.
  • As usual, you've taken the most chowderheaded possible approach to an issue.
  • Anyway, this all goes to show how chowderheaded the Martians really are.

Origin

Mid 19th century: probably a variant of early 17th-century jolter-head 'thickheaded person'.

Definition of chowderhead in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources