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n. Slang
A stupid person; a dolt.

[Probably alteration of lump + head.]

lunk′head′ed adj.


a stupid person



n. Slang.
a dull or stupid person; blockhead.
Also called lunk (lʌŋk)
[1850–55, Amer.; perhaps b. lump1 and hunk + head]
lunk′head`ed, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lunkhead - a stupid personlunkhead - 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!"
References in classic literature ?
And I don't see any sense in fighting and fighting and fighting, yet always losing through some derned old lunkhead of a general.
They had sharp wits and tongues that worked deftly and at great speed, something which only pissed off the lunkhead bosses, the law and the ruling elite even more.
His clueless lunkhead of a brother, Johnny (Kevin Dillon), is still waiting for his acting career to take off, Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) is now a tequila magnate and Eric (Kevin Connolly) is about to become a father.
Amy makes the first move and also the last, rarely spending the night, and almost never returning for a second date--save for her semi-steady FWB, a muscle-bound lunkhead (a very game John Cena) who approaches sex as if it were a grueling CrossFit routine.
He's a lunkhead, for sure, lacking in the verbal and social polish necessary to thrive in the media maelstrom of Boston.
Exasperated by the earthling lunkhead, the Thark leader leans over from his mount on a hornless rhinoceros-like creature and slaps the unsuspecting Carter on the back of his head, as though he were a particularly feckless fifth grader.
Likeable lunkhead Marcus Fenix's search for his presumed-dead dad provides the overarching cinematic space opera with some surprisingly emotional twists.
And I don't see any sense in fighting and fighting and fighting, yet always losing through some derned old lunkhead of a general'" (89).
In Essex County, Lemire's ambitious graphic-novel trilogy, the artist's sure-handed and deft caricatures prove instantly engaging: a doe-faced boy dreaming of becoming a superhero, a careworn farmer baffled by unwanted family responsibilities, a good-natured lunkhead of a gas-station attendant still recovering from a hockey injury suffered many years earlier.
Decorum prevents snide comments about how Affleck mastered the role of an over-ambitious, under-talented lunkhead.
As with Porky's and American Pie before it, the film's leads fit into easy categories: the cute shy boy (Michael Carbonaro), the flamboyant flamer (Jonah Blechman), the nerd (Mitch Morris) whose glasses hide a total cutie, and the lunkhead jock (Jonathan Chase).
In between the kvetching and the hand-wringing, you've got turns from enjoyably oddball characters like Brooke's aggressively a cappella-singing brother (John Michael Higgins) and Gary's lunkhead bartender buddy (Jon Favreau, reuniting with Vaughn 10 years after ``Swingers'').