Definition of mudhead in English:

mudhead

noun

  • 1US informal (derogatory). A native of Tennessee. Now rare.

  • 2Among the Zuni and Hopi peoples of North America: a ceremonial clown who wears a mask daubed with mud.

  • 3Slang (derogatory). A stupid person; = "blockhead".

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Haliburton (1796–1865), politician and writer. From mud + head.

Pronunciation

mudhead

/ˈmʌdhɛd/