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 think I just coined ‘Better Blown Up Than Grown Up’ to describe the new crop of anti-war chowderheads, and their childish slogans.’
- ‘These chowderheads can't seem to get it through their tiny brains that they're dealing with a legal problem now, not a PR problem.’
- ‘Film can certainly be a creative medium, but for the most part, it is a cookie cutter business churning out whatever stuff this week's gang of fifteen year old chowderheads will line up to see.’
- ‘Besides, what chowderhead keeps cracking his bubble gum near the microphone all the time, anyway?’
Mid 19th century: probably a variant of early 17th-century jolter-head ‘thickheaded person’.
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