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1. The head of a pin.
2. Something very small or insignificant.
3. Slang A stupid person; a dunce.

pin′head′ed adj.
pin′head′ed·ness n.


1. the head of a pin
2. something very small
3. informal a stupid or contemptible person



1. the head of a pin.
2. a stupid person; nitwit.
3. something very small or insignificant.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pinhead - an ignorant or foolish personpinhead - an ignorant or foolish person  
simpleton, simple - a person lacking intelligence or common sense
2.pinhead - the head of a pin
head - a projection out from one end; "the head of the nail", "a pinhead is the head of a pin"
pin - a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things


[ˈpɪnhed] N
1. (lit) → cabeza f de alfiler
2. (= idiot) → mentecato m, cabeza f de chorlito


[ˈpɪnhɛd] n
(= top of a pin) → tête f d'épingle
andouille f
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It was coarse gold, running from pinheads to a twelve-dollar nugget, and it had come from off bed-rock.
Mind you, it could be argued that by sharing millions of pictures of things they love, pinheads are just creating clutter.
People doing the real work simply call them pinheads.
His tiny sculptures, on pinheads and in eyes of needles, were made using magnifying equipment and will go on public display.
Willard Wigan is renowned for his carvings on pinheads and in the eye of needles.
The micro-sculptor has spent years carving works of art that are almost invisible to the naked eye, as they adorn pinheads and the eye of needles.
I think it's because so many pinheads have asked it so many times that it's a conditioned response.
They use the ``humour'' tag to justify their offensive views -what an obnoxious bunch of pinheads.
And I have to endure pinheads like you rusting above me for the rest of my life, always grabbing the best piece of cake first and then putting a barbed-wire fence around the rest.
The cell phone was never envisioned as an instrument of torture that garrulous pinheads could use to inflict pain on their fellow commuters, yet this is what it has become.
Embryos the size of pinheads have apparently been mislaid at the private Hampshire Clinic in Basingstoke, Hampshire and the nearby North Hampshire Hospital, which share facilities.
She surrounded herself with her own family of "freaks," society's outsiders, whom she deeply identified with - contortionists, Siamese twins, hermaphrodites, pinheads - and made astoundingly accurate renditions of her heroines (Candy Darling, Edie Sedgwick, Diana Vreeland, Teri Toye, and Divine).