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egg·head

 (ĕg′hĕd′)
n. Informal
An intellectual; a highbrow.
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egghead

(ˈɛɡˌhɛd)
n
1. informal an intellectual; highbrow
2. (Communications & Information) a person whose profile on a social networking site contains the set graphic provided by the site rather than a personal picture
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egg•head

(ˈɛgˌhɛd)

n. Informal: Usu. Disparaging.
(a term used to refer to an intellectual.)
[1915–20, Amer.]
egg′head`ed, adj.
egg′head`ed•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.egghead - an intellectualegghead - an intellectual; a very studious and academic person; "in spite of her love of reading she denied being an egghead"
intellectual, intellect - a person who uses the mind creatively
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egghead

noun (Informal) expert, genius, guru, inventor, wizard, mastermind, intellect, boffin (Brit. informal), rocket scientist (informal, chiefly U.S.), brain(s) (informal), brainbox, bluestocking (usually disparaging), maven (U.S.), fundi (S. African) The Government was dominated by self-important eggheads.
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Translations

egghead

[ˈeghed] N (pej) (= intellectual) → lumbrera f, intelectual mf
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egghead

[ˈɛghɛd] n (= boffin) → intello mf
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egghead

[ˈɛgˌhɛd] n (pej) (fam) → intellettualoide m/f
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