Meaning of “blockhead” in the English Dictionary


"blockhead" in English

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blockheadnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈblɒk.hed/ us /ˈblɑːk.hed/ old-fashioned informal

Examples from literature

  • He is also sufficiently artful to conceal the fact that he considers the person he is talking to a mixture of a snob and a blockhead. 
  • I burn with indignation yet, as I think of a malignant blockhead who once taught me for a few months. 
  • Such fellows as these are ever your dullest of blockheads. 
  • They irritate one another so uselessly by calling one another fools, blockheads, liars, and so forth for no purpose. 
  • Who asked thee to meddle in my affairs, or to inquire whether I am a wise man or a blockhead? 

(Definition of “blockhead” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)