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Definition of "blockhead" [block•head]

  • A person regarded as very stupid; a dolt. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "blockhead" in a sentence
  • "A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one."
  • "I never heard the word blockhead applied to a woman before, though I do not see why it should not, when there is evident occasion for it."
  • "The son of a scribe, who causes the water to run out which little Jesus had collected in puddles, he calls a blockhead, and impious fellow, and causes him to become withered."