squarehead

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squarehead

(ˈskwɛəˌhɛd)
n
1. old-fashioned slang Austral someone who is honest, or considered honest by serious criminals
2. (Peoples) military slang archaic taboo Brit a German or Scandinavian
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"'Tis a fine chap, that squarehead Johnson we've for'ard with us," he said.
"That makes a hundred and fifty," the saloon-keeper calculated; "and he's worth it, or I'm a squarehead."
After a couple of weeks of it, Olaf, a squarehead sailor, got an idea.
"Though just the same I'd like most to death to have just one go at that squarehead Hansen." He smiled with pleasure at the thought.
They'd have to be anglos,/ squareheads, colonized expats,/ or part of the Commonwealth.// They'd have to be classically/ versed.
"Share this pineapple among you Squareheads," would be the cry as a Mills grenade was dropped into a bunker full of clearly petrified young Germans.
The first runestone--the first big, publicized runestone--was discovered in Minnesota at a time when Swedes were called "squareheads" and there was a lot of discrimination against Scandinavians.
The book is a well-researched, well-organized inventory of American Arthurian texts, with an admirably democratic inclusiveness (The Three Stooges' Squareheads of the Round Table finds a place in it along with The Waste Land).
In my own research on early Dalmatian settlers like Batistich's parents and my paternal grandfather, I have discovered newspaper articles with headlines screaming vociferous attacks against the "Austrian squareheads" (a taunt derived from the particular physiognomy of many of the settlers).