UK [ˈnʌk(ə)lˌhed] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "knucklehead":
singular knucklehead plural knuckleheads informal
a stupid person

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  • knucklehead — stupid person, 1890, American English, from KNUCKLE (Cf. knuckle) (n.) + HEAD (Cf. head) (n.). That infernal knuckle head at the camp ought to have reported before now, he thought to himself, as he smoked. [Charles H. Shinn, The Quicksands of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • knucklehead — ► NOUN informal ▪ a stupid person …   English terms dictionary

  • knucklehead — ☆ knucklehead [nuk′ lhed΄ ] n. Informal a stupid person; fool …   English World dictionary

  • Knucklehead — The knucklehead was a Harley Davidson motorcycle engine, so named because of the distinct shape of the rocker covers (valve covers). The engine is a two cylinder, two valve per cylinder, pushrod V twin. It was the second type of V Twin engine… …   Wikipedia

  • knucklehead — n. a stupid person. □ Oh, I feel like such a knucklehead! □ Don’t worry, you’re not a knucklehead …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • knucklehead — noun /ˈnʌkl̩ˌhɛd/ An idiot; a stupid or inept person Dont stick that screwdriver into the live electrical outlet, you knucklehead! See Also: knuckle …   Wiktionary

  • knucklehead — n A stupid or foolish person. That knucklehead can t read his own name without moving his lips! 1940s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • knucklehead — one who does not think, doughhead    What a knucklehead! He made the same mistake ten times …   English idioms

  • knucklehead — noun (C) AmE spoken used to address someone who you like who has done something stupid: You knucklehead, you can t go around saying things like that! …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • knucklehead — noun Date: 1942 dumbbell 2 • knuckleheaded adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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