dummkopf


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dumm·kopf

(do͝om′kôf′, -kôpf′, dŭm′-)
n.
A stupid person; a dolt.

[German : dumm, dumb (from Middle High German tump, tumb, from Old High German tumb) + Kopf, head (from Middle High German, cup, cranium, from Old High German, cup, ultimately from Late Latin cuppa; see cup).]

dummkopf

(ˈdʊmˌkɒf)
n
another word for dumbhead
adj
relating to an idiot or the behaviour of an idiot
[C19: from German dumm dumb + Kopf head]

dumm•kopf

(ˈdʊmˌkɔf, -ˌkɔpf, ˈdʌm-)

n.
Slang. a stupid person; blockhead.
[1800–10, Amer.; < German, =dumm dumb + Kopf head]
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dummkopf

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