Definition of egghead in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɛɡhɛd/


A highly academic or studious person; an intellectual: the TV egghead who brought science to the masses
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  • The eggheads in intelligence dropped the ball, but the warrior types are ready to make up for it.
  • Once academic exercises for eggheads, college business-plan contests now offer competitors the chance to win sizeable chunks of cash and launch a business.
  • I was the egghead from academia who got in because the rules had changed.


By analogy with a bald head.

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