blockhead

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block·head

 (blŏk′hĕd′)
n.
A person regarded as very stupid; a dolt.

blockhead

(ˈblɒkˌhɛd)
n
derogatory a stupid person
ˈblockˌheaded adj
ˈblockˌheadedly adv
ˈblockˌheadedness n

block•head

(ˈblɒkˌhɛd)

n.
a stupid person; dunce.
[1540–50]
block′head`ed, adj.
block′head`ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blockhead - a stupid personblockhead - a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence
dolt, dullard, pillock, poor fish, pudden-head, pudding head, stupe, stupid, stupid person - a person who is not very bright; "The economy, stupid!"

blockhead

noun
A mentally dull person:
Translations
بَليد، غَليظُ الذِّهْن، غَبي
hlupákťulpas
idiottorsk
tökfejû
aulabárîur, heimskingi

blockhead

[ˈblɒkhed] N (pej) → zopenco/a m/f
you blockhead!¡imbécil!

blockhead

[ˈblɒkhɛd] nimbécile mfblock letters nplmajuscules fpl d'imprimerieblock vote n (British)vote m de délégation, vote m groupé

blockhead

[ˈblɒkˌhɛd] n (fam) → testa di legno

block

(blok) noun
1. a flat-sided mass of wood or stone etc. blocks of stone.
2. a piece of wood used for certain purposes. a chopping-block.
3. a connected group of houses, offices etc. a block of flats; an office block.
4. a barrier. a road block.
5. (especially American) a group of buildings bounded by four streets. a walk round the block.
verb
to make (progress) difficult or impossible. The crashed cars blocked the road.
blocˈkade (-ˈkeid) noun
something which blocks every approach to a place by land or sea.
verb
The ships blockaded the town.
ˈblockage (-kidʒ) noun
something causing a pipe etc to be blocked. a blockage in the pipe.
blocked adjective
obstructed. I have a bad cold – my nose is blocked.
block capital/letter
a capital letter written in imitation of printed type, eg the letters in NAME.
ˈblockhead noun
a stupid person.
References in classic literature ?
Of course Ginger was very much excited; she flung up her head with flashing eyes and distended nostrils, declaring that men were both brutes and blockheads.
But," said Albert, emitting a volume of smoke and balancing his chair on its hind legs, "only madmen, or blockheads like us, ever do travel.
By heavens, if they do not, I will kick them out of the room for blockheads.
How he must smile to see a pack of blockheads like us, galloping about the world, and looking wise, and imagining we are finding out a good deal about it
Well--oh--well--why, there was a great deal of fighting, and they were all blockheads, and--I can't tell it just how you told it-- but they wanted a man to be captain and king and everything--"
Although any man who had proved his unfitness for any other occupation in life, was free, without examination or qualification, to open a school anywhere; although preparation for the functions he undertook, was required in the surgeon who assisted to bring a boy into the world, or might one day assist, perhaps, to send him out of it; in the chemist, the attorney, the butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker; the whole round of crafts and trades, the schoolmaster excepted; and although schoolmasters, as a race, were the blockheads and impostors who might naturally be expected to spring from such a state of things, and to flourish in it; these Yorkshire schoolmasters were the lowest and most rotten round in the whole ladder.
Here I am, proud as Greek god, and yet standing debtor to this blockhead for a bone to stand on
He came of rich people down in Somersetshire, who had nursed this combination of qualities until they made the discovery that it was just of age and a blockhead.
While Don Quixote was saying this, Cardenio allowed his head to fall upon his breast, and seemed plunged in deep thought; and though twice Don Quixote bade him go on with his story, he neither looked up nor uttered a word in reply; but after some time he raised his head and said, "I cannot get rid of the idea, nor will anyone in the world remove it, or make me think otherwise -and he would be a blockhead who would hold or believe anything else than that that arrant knave Master Elisabad made free with Queen Madasima.
Of Simonov's two visitors, one was Ferfitchkin, a Russianised German --a little fellow with the face of a monkey, a blockhead who was always deriding everyone, a very bitter enemy of mine from our days in the lower forms--a vulgar, impudent, swaggering fellow, who affected a most sensitive feeling of personal honour, though, of course, he was a wretched little coward at heart.
I can assure you, Barbara, that if only you could be sitting among us, and listening to the talk (while, with the rest of us, you smoked a pipe), and were to hear those present begin to argue and dispute concerning different matters, you would feel of as little account among them as I do; for I myself figure there only as a blockhead, and feel ashamed, since it takes me a whole evening to think of a single word to interpolate--and even then the word will not come
The elder brother smiled when he heard that, and thought to himself: 'Goodness, what a blockhead that brother of mine is