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A foolish or empty-headed person: "He presents antiwar protesters ... as bubbleheads who didn't even know where Southeast Asia was" (Frank Rich).

bub′ble·head′ed adj.
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informal a frivolous person
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We have to make do with your mean-eyed Barbie and my bubblehead Barbie and our one outfit apiece not including sock dress.
Navy submarines have accomplished in every major modern war is a testament to the caliber of person that calls him or herself a "bubblehead".
Among the three witches, Kunis' Theodora is a bit lacking in dramatic stature; Weisz's Evanora strikes the right notes of icy ambition; and Williams, who has rarely looked more radiant onscreen, is a bewitching presence indeed, making Glinda more than just another bubblehead.
The film takes off at the selection ceremony, or reaping, a nationally televised event complete with armed soldiers and a bubbly bubblehead MC (Elizabeth Banks), during which Katniss's younger sister, Primrose (Willow Shields), is chosen.
Wasserman writes of Petra that "She has no circle of girlfriends nor systems of family support so it doesn't seem completely strange that she should find herself drawn to other women." Of Amber, Wasserman remarks, "A sexed-up bubblehead who is after Petra's job, she develops surprising empathy for her rival and becomes another key element in the complex symbioses that comprise Petra's life" (ii).
With Charlie boy locked-up, the out-of-control blonde bubblehead must be the scariest person in Hollywood.
Find the community of revolutionaries called the New Smoke and stop the influx of pills that cure the city-mandated "bubblehead" operation, allowing pretties to think for themselves.
Coming off the cusp of his most accomplished film to date, Araki's latest tale involves a baked bubblehead blonde, Jane, who remains stoned for the duration of this 88-minute movie.
Pegler attacked Ida Klaus, a Truman appointee to the National Labor Relations Board, by stressing that she was married to a man who had been "on the Washington payroll since 1934." Sam Klaus had "bounced from the Treasury to the Foreign Economic Administration, a Bubblehead Wallace enterprise, to State, and now we find his wife running the Labor Relations Board." Pegler interpreted Klaus's experience with the International Labor Organization as evidence not that she was qualified for the job, but that she was a socialist--which she may have been.
She has played her expected role in providing him with a child and so if the marriage requires a little refreshment in the shape of Marie-Louise (a selfish little bubblehead with a rich husband), well, so be it and let's not make a fuss.
Complicating matters was that both games featured special promotions, insuring early arriving fans eager to claim limited edition Paul O'Neill bubblehead dolls and 100th Season commemorative key rings.
Included were these memorable lines: "We've never done it that way before," "We're not ready for it yet," "What bubblehead thought that up?"