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egg·head

 (ĕg′hĕd′)
n. Informal
An intellectual; a highbrow.

egghead

(ˈɛɡˌhɛd)
n
1. informal an intellectual; highbrow
2. (Communications & Information) a person whose profile on a social networking site contains the set graphic provided by the site rather than a personal picture

egg•head

(ˈɛgˌhɛd)

n. Informal: Usu. Disparaging.
(a term used to refer to an intellectual.)
[1915–20, Amer.]
egg′head`ed, adj.
egg′head`ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.egghead - an intellectualegghead - an intellectual; a very studious and academic person; "in spite of her love of reading she denied being an egghead"
intellectual, intellect - a person who uses the mind creatively

egghead

noun (Informal) expert, genius, guru, inventor, wizard, mastermind, intellect, boffin (Brit. informal), rocket scientist (informal, chiefly U.S.), brain(s) (informal), brainbox, bluestocking (usually disparaging), maven (U.S.), fundi (S. African) The Government was dominated by self-important eggheads.
Translations

egghead

[ˈeghed] N (pej) (= intellectual) → lumbrera f, intelectual mf

egghead

[ˈɛghɛd] n (= boffin) → intello mf

egghead

[ˈɛgˌhɛd] n (pej) (fam) → intellettualoide m/f
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The Design Your Own EggHead competition will give budding designers the chance to draw their very own EggHead, with the winner seeing their design on a Cadbury Easter egg in 2010, as well as receiving a family trip to Cadbury World.
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The company followed up this effort with a letter from the president and CEO, Jeff Sheahan, directly to Egghead customers, updating them on the company's investigation.