Main definitions of airhead in English

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airhead1

noun

Military
  • A base secured in enemy territory where supplies and troops can be received and evacuated by air.

    • ‘The military base is the principle strategic airhead for the militia, supporting its small fleet of helicopters and warplanes.’
    • ‘Air Dispatchers prepare loads for airdrop, can supplement RAAF aircraft crew and manually dispatch the loads and can also establish an airhead, or air terminal if necessary.’
    • ‘It was decided that the teams were able to provide care equal to that available from the hospitals, because of their depleted medical supplies, so all patients were moved to the airhead triage area.’
    • ‘Special Forces are believed to have seized critical airheads, bridges and other important objectives.’
    • ‘It's a matter of being able to distribute supplies, and take care of retail distribution using helicopter and air assets and truck assets once you get supplies to major airheads.’

Origin

World War II: on the pattern of bridgehead.

Pronunciation:

airhead

/ˈerˌhed/

Main definitions of airhead in English

: airhead1airhead2

airhead2

noun

informal
  • A silly or foolish person.

    • ‘People think cheerleaders are airheads if you go by how American films show them.’
    • ‘Just to continue your series on good looking airheads on TV.’
    • ‘It's entirely possible that they're total airheads, but they can do things that I just can't do.’
    • ‘You've then got the choice between charming airheads or incomprehensible technical folks.’
    • ‘I might start a self-help group for those of us who become so aerated by airheads on the airwaves that we want to pelt the set with its own batteries.’
    • ‘Her dry Aussie wit is a godsend in an industry choked with airheads, and her quicksilver intelligence animates her luminous beauty.’
    • ‘Stefani might give the impression of being a dizzy airhead, but she's no fool.’
    • ‘Since I don't watch TV anymore - except under extreme duress - I don't know what the network airheads and cable morons have done with the story.’
    • ‘Also we will not accept airheads with bad attitudes who throw beer in people's faces.’
    • ‘The audience, or the few airheads that decided to show up, seemed to be right at home.’
    • ‘The above paragraph makes me sound like a total airhead, even to myself.’
    • ‘You're smart, and it's not cute to play dumb - so don't act like an airhead.’
    • ‘While some might consider it to be easier than writing, I think there are as many airheads behind the camera as there are on keyboards.’
    • ‘The problem wasn't so much their performance as their script, which basically confirmed their image as immature airheads.’
    • ‘She comes across as a giggly airhead because she's camera-shy and not terribly articulate.’
    • ‘If the agency is willing to employ such airheads at their office, what kind of dunces do you think they'd employ for your client?’
    • ‘People think I'm just an airhead, but I just write about what people want to read.’
    • ‘I'm reminded of those advertisements for the national lottery depicting an airhead, a feckless character, with the warning that, if we don't play, the winner could end up being that same character.’
    • ‘Instead, we're happy to use airheads to sell the newspaper.’
    idiot, ass, halfwit, nincompoop, blockhead, buffoon, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, cretin, imbecile, dullard, moron, simpleton, clod
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Pronunciation:

airhead

/ˈerˌhed/