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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.


informal a frivolous person
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And were the Lib Dems really a bunch of loveable student-union bubbleheads - or was that just Nick Clegg?