One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A stupid person.
idiot, ass, halfwit, nincompoop, blockhead, buffoon, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, cretin, imbecile, dullard, moron, simpleton, clodView synonyms
- ‘‘I remember one of these chuckleheads more clearly than the others.’’
- ‘All it takes is a couple of chuckleheads to close a trail.’
- ‘Now, I realise I look like a bit of a chucklehead for bringing this up, but the thought of the day is that, gosh darn, that comic really got to me.’
- ‘They remain, however, a collection of chuckleheads when it comes to analyzing a theological document.’
- ‘That most people in pop music are complete chuckleheads is beyond doubt; but having a bald head and an interest in physics does not make him an intellectual.’
- ‘‘What sort of tales has this chucklehead told you?’’
- ‘Now, seriously, what kind of chucklehead leaves £4m worth of painting outside in a cardboard tube?’
- ‘When I returned to my car, I was horrified to discover a bunch of chuckleheads from campus security milling around, having just finished booting my car.’
- ‘Across the many branches of science, some theories are so well researched and documented that only fundamentalist chuckleheads, and tenure-bloated, postmodernist, gasbags fuss over them.’
- ‘Now it's for chuckleheads and debased drunks the world over.’
- ‘Personally I deal with bumptious chuckleheads with attitudes like this every day.’
- ‘So the next time your local columnist or talk-show chucklehead screams about making a deal, tell him to take a deep breath.’
Mid 18th century: from early 18th-century chuckle ‘big and clumsy’, probably related to chuck (sense 2).
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