Meaning of “bonehead” in the English Dictionary

"bonehead" in British English

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boneheadnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbəʊn.hed/ us /ˈboʊn.hed/ slang

Examples from literature

  • Not in your lessons—for you were a bonehead—but for deportment you were the class! 
  • Probably I've told one or two fairy stories in my time, when the occasion called for it—you know: sometimes you have to lay things on thick, to impress boneheads. 

Examples from literature

  • Not in your lessons—for you were a bonehead—but for deportment you were the class! 
  • Probably I've told one or two fairy stories in my time, when the occasion called for it—you know: sometimes you have to lay things on thick, to impress boneheads. 

boneheadadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈbəʊn.hed/ us /ˈboʊn.hed/ slang

very stupid:

That was some bonehead behaviour.

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

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