Meaning of “dunderhead” in the English Dictionary


"dunderhead" in English

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dunderheadnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdʌn.də.hed/ us /ˈdʌn.dɚ.hed/ old-fashioned informal

Examples from literature

  • Am I such a dunderhead that I haven't made that plain? 
  • Do you mean to say you were such a pack of dunderheads you didn't see it coming? 
  • It is particularly unpleasant to hear a bullet come singing and booming down the line from some excited dunderhead on the far left or right. 
  • The lazy dunderhead, I'll soon fix him! 
  • You're the stupidest dunderhead I ever saw or ever heard of, so help me Moses! 

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