Meaning of “fathead” in the English Dictionary

"fathead" in British English

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fatheadnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfæt.hed/ us /ˈfæt.hed/ informalUK
fatheaded
adjective uk /ˌfætˈhed.ɪd/ us /ˌfætˈhed.ɪd/

Examples from literature

  • And what do you suppose this fathead has the front to spring on me? 
  • He gets out and does things while these fatheads stay in quarters and untangle red tape. 
  • I propose to have a few words to say about what it means in the country when a city fathead changes his mind about the train he'll take. 
  • Then to top this off, so long as this nut is alive, there is the danger that some soft-hearted fathead will succeed in getting him turned loose once more. 

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

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