woodenhead

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wood·en·head

 (wo͝od′n-hĕd′)
n.
A stupid person; a blockhead.

wood′en-head′ed adj.
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woodenhead

(ˈwʊdənˌhɛd)
n
informal a dull, foolish, or unintelligent person
ˌwoodenˈheaded adj
ˌwoodenˈheadedness n
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wood•en•head

(ˈwʊd nˌhɛd)

n.
a stupid person; blockhead.
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