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n. Slang
An intellectual.

point′y-head′ed adj.


adj (US pej sl) → abgehoben (pej inf)
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Ratliff quipped Wednesday that he knows "people are concerned about pointy-headed liberals in their ivory towers" getting more involved, but said that creating the option of having such a review panel would demonstrate that the board is concerned about errors and actively doing something to address them.
Done well, this will be about much more than asking some pointy-headed people to work together; it will challenge our entire business base to engage, challenge them and our academic community to deliver practical ideas.
So why--aside from the need to satisfy some pointy-headed international bureaucrats--do we even need the Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure Model Act and Regulation?
I think that homosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual, female, black, atheist, red-haired, pointy-headed, big-eared, or whatever, people, any human being, provided they are not harming, swindling, misleading or subjugating other people, should be unconditionally allowed to do as everyone else can.
says Sue Robinson of Hillier nursery, bringing out "Woodland Wilf", a fluorescent pink, pointy-headed chappie with two lurid orange buckets.
good-night, A, my pointy-headed child who leads the alphabet and
The Allied Combined Operations Group wanted to get at the heart of the Bzadian enterprise and the 4th Reconaissance Team (known as Angels), six specially chosen, highly trained, human teenagers, surgically altered to look like the short pointy-headed Bzadians and proficient in their language, are dropped into the Central Australian desert to infiltrate the defences of New Bzadia and discover the alien secrets.
A University of Illinois study reported that docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is necessary to construct the arch that turns a round, immature sperm cell into a pointy-headed super swimmer with an extra long tail.
Even so, the Obama administration was pretty radical and pointy-headed as far as these things go.
God bless you pointy-headed programmers (I'm looking at you FA53).
And I would be willing to bet large sums of money that the average football supporter outside the academy would find the texts to be pompous pointy-headed pretentiousness.