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n. Slang
An intellectual.

point′y-head′ed adj.


chiefly censorious informal US an intellectual
ˈpointy-ˌheaded adj
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Some Pointy-head Pooter has changed the sequence, so it is now an almighty mess.
The shop looks a treat, with big leafy bunches of shining, washed beetroots, carrots and onions on one side and a stunning display of pointy-head cabbages, lime-green calabrese, fennel, red and green frilly lettuce, peas, french and runner beans, and potatoes on the other.
Better that than a pointy-head who still believes in class division and inherited privilege.
Some pointy-head professor of sexual psychology would complain that it had subliminal links with pornography and phallic symbolism.
No sooner had the young pointy-head read this horrendous slur than he was haring around to the barbers.
Eyeing his train timetables and toy soldiers, the pointy-head added that many analysts reckoned that BT would abandon the flotation altogether, instead saving cash by chopping the dividend and raising cash through a rights issue.
Last week's column on Ed Miliband and his pointy-heads caused a stir.
Their argument goes that the exercise is not merely academic, it's political - that it is all well and good for a commission of pointy-heads to recommend a slate of measures, but if they are undeliverable in practice a year has been wasted.