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chucklehead

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Pronunciation: /ˈtʃʌk(ə)lhɛd
 
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Definition of chucklehead in English:

noun

informal
A stupid person.
Example sentences
  • That most people in pop music are complete chuckleheads is beyond doubt; but having a bald head and an interest in physics does not make him an intellectual.
  • All it takes is a couple of chuckleheads to close a trail.
  • ‘I remember one of these chuckleheads more clearly than the others.’

Origin

mid 18th century: from early 18th-century chuckle 'big and clumsy', probably related to chuck3 (sense 2).

Derivatives

chuckleheaded

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • Plain-speaking and tongue-tied sincerity was a rhetorical convention like any other, but Shakespeare clung to it, embodied in fool-poets, in chuckleheaded peasants and witty children.
  • The hysteria can best be summed up in one funny sounding word: chuckleheaded.

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