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n. Informal
A stupid person; a blockhead.
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informal fool; idiot
ˈknuckleˌheaded adj
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(ˈnʌk əlˌhɛd)

n. Informal.
a stupid, bumbling, inept person.
knuck′le•head`ed, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.knucklehead - a stupid personknucklehead - a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence
dolt, dullard, pillock, poor fish, pudden-head, pudding head, stupe, stupid, stupid person - a person who is not very bright; "The economy, stupid!"
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[ˈnʌklˌhed] Ncabeza mf hueca
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