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An intellectual; a highbrow.
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
n. Informal: Usu. Disparaging.
(a term used to refer to an intellectual.)
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|Noun||1.||egghead - an intellectual; a very studious and academic person; "in spite of her love of reading she denied being an 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.