1549, block + head. Noun

blockhead (plural blockheads)

  1. (colloquial) A stupid person.
  2. A sideshow performer who hammers nails or similar items through his or her nostril into the nasal cavity; human blockhead.
Synonyms Translations Verb

blockhead (blockheads, present participle blockheading; past and past participle blockheaded)

  1. To perform as a human blockhead.
  2. (rare) To behave in a stupid manner.

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