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Definition of "egghead" [egghead]

  • Informal An intellectual; a highbrow. (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 "egghead" in a sentence
  • "So did Adlai Stevenson when he ran for president against Dwight Eisenhower who called him an 'egghead' -- which is another way of saying, an intellectual with lofty ideas beyond the reach of working folk."
  • "Shopping for my first pair of glasses, as I approached middle age, I chose carefully, realizing that the wrong frames turned me into smart-squared, aka egghead or librarian (not that there's anything wrong with them)."
  • "So, lighten up "egghead" their are allot of good folks out here who enjoy your posts, as I for one, but personal attacks such as these I'm sure don't set to well with you as well, unless your a masochist which at times has me doubting you."