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idiot, ass, halfwit, nincompoop, blockhead, buffoon, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, cretin, imbecile, dullard, moron, simpleton, clodView synonyms
- ‘Is he a man with a genuine medical condition who needs sympathy, not judgment or an out-of-control boofhead?’
- ‘This silly comedy stars Brendan Fraser as the boofhead explorer trying to protect an English lass he fancies from a bunch of sex-crazed zombies.’
- ‘How could such a sweet little thing threaten a big boofhead like him?’
- ‘Liberal boofheads had another fine moment when she complained that the Australian women's cricket team had too many finger-spinners.’
- ‘I feel happy and sad at the same time, nevertheless it is a totally awesome break-up song for boofheads like me.’
- ‘The best thing about Sydney was these two boofheads taking the you-know-what.’
- ‘He admits he was sometimes a boofhead but he was exposed, rudderless.’
- ‘He's obviously the boofhead and the clown of the family, as his siblings are models of sensitivity and decorum.’
- ‘It isn't going to change my vote in itself, but I reckon I'd rather have the honest boofhead.’
- ‘Alas you seem to take things far more seriously than this boofhead fatboy takes being called a ‘councillor’.’
- ‘It's a reasonable thriller, with all the usual boofhead trimmings.’
- ‘Sheen certainly makes a better president than the current boofhead, and this series does a good job of hinting at what life's like inside the White House.’
- ‘We're also contemplating making it an all rugby boofheads' weekend and going to Manly Oval on Saturday night to watch the match on the big screen.’
- ‘And some of her early excesses were more a result of naivety and bad advice from boofheads like Oldfield than anything else.’
- ‘Popular boofhead humour gameshow returns and we may need the laughs after the evening's earlier Election Debate at 7.00 pm.’
- ‘When I was younger I really disliked men and would chat with girls about what boofheads most men were.’
- ‘Stunt people make quite decent money, so it's not all a bunch of boofheads.’
- ‘A likable boofhead who smoked, drank (sometimes to excess) and played sport.’
- ‘He was a boofhead jock and she was going to fall in love with a sweet art boy and live in a trendy loft apartment and drink pink champagne.’
- ‘Conrad, the most academically qualified player in the Hurricanes, if not the Super 12, shatters the image that snobs like to have of the rugby boofhead.’
1940s: probably from bufflehead ‘simpleton’, based on obsolete buffle ‘buffalo’.
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