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n. Informal
A stupid, gauche person; a blockhead.

[Possibly from chuck.]

chuck′le·head′ed adj.
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informal a stupid person; blockhead; dolt
ˈchuckleˌheaded adj
ˈchuckleˌheadedness n
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(ˈtʃʌk əlˌhɛd)

n. Slang.
a stupid or blundering person.
[1725–35; chuckle clumsy]
chuck′le•head`ed, adj.
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Critics who lament the rise of dumbness wring their hands, wondering whether the ascendancy of such chuckleheads as Jim Carrey, Terry Bradshaw, Ricki Lake, and Geraldo Rivera signals the final eclipse of American civilization.
And if that hasn't got you sufficiently depressed, consider this: the only alternative is a Labour Party who seem equally intent on putting their most egregious chuckleheads in charge and hiding the talent on the backbenches.
American news executives and pundits alike know that we chuckleheads don't care about foreign countries at all - unless our vacation plans are at stake.
Let's make things better ourselves and laugh at what a bunch of chuckleheads they are.