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n. Slang
A person regarded as stupid; a dolt.

chow′der·head′ed adj.
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US a fool or an idiot
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(ˈtʃaʊ dərˌhɛd)

Slang. a stupid person.
[1825–35; compare British dial. (Lancashire) chowterhead, variant of jolterhead]
chow′der•head`ed, adj.
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For the chowderheads out there, "Herb's Chowder for Chowder-Heads" was prepared with you in mind.
Or maybe you get picketed by the chowderheads opposed to the mixing and mingling of races and cultures.
And if we wouldn't trust the chowderheads who wrote this question to buy our groceries, how can we trust them to sort our children?