Definition of pointy-headed in English:

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pointy-headed

adjective

North American informal, chiefly derogatory
Expert; intellectual: some pointy-headed college professor
More example sentences
  • I fear real life jurors would respond to such an argument by dismissing it as bookish, the stuff of pointy-headed intellectuals.
  • Like jocks, the policymakers laugh at the pointy-headed intellectuals who think they know how to draft good laws and negotiate with foreign governments.
  • Score one for real people against the pointy-headed atheistic intellectuals (who have apparently declared war on the rest of us).

Derivatives

pointy-head

noun
Example sentences
  • I never said the pointy heads should run things.
  • The Hutchins boys could be dismissed by journalists as a pack of pointy heads, intellectuals detached from the ethos of working stiffs.
  • It's not all doom and gloom on Ireland's property market from the pointy heads at international accountants.

Origin

By association with egghead.

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