Definition of dunderhead in English:

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dunderhead

Pronunciation: /ˈdʌndəhɛd/

noun

informal
A stupid person: show the dunderheads how the thing should be handled
More 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.

Derivatives

dunderheaded

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.

Origin

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

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