noun Etymology: alteration of dialect jolterhead blockhead Date: 1833 dolt, blockheadchowderheaded adjective

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  • chowderhead — n. a stupid person. □ Look, chowderhead, do what I told you. □ Don’t be such a chowderhead …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • chowderhead — noun An idiot; a dummy. Did you seriously think that was gonna work? You magnificent chowderhead! I saw that coming miles away! Syn: dunce, dumbo, pea brain …   Wiktionary

  • chowderhead — n A stupid or foolish person. Lorenz is such a chowderhead he calls his friends bra not bro . 1830s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • chowderhead — chowderheaded, adj. /chow deuhr hed /, n. Slang. a stupid person; blockhead. [1825 35; cf. Brit. dial. (Lancashire) chowterhead, phon. var. of CHOLTERHEAD, dial. var. of JOLTERHEAD, earlier jolthead, equiv. to jolt , jolter (prob. akin to JOLT,… …   Universalium

  • chowderhead — chow|der|head [ˈtʃaudəhed US ər ] n [singular] AmE informal a stupid person …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • chowderhead — n. stupid person, dummy, bonehead …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chowderhead — noun N. Amer. informal a stupid person. Derivatives chowderheaded adjective Origin C19: prob. a var. of obs. jolter head thick headed person …   English new terms dictionary

  • chowderhead — noun (singular) AmE slang a stupid person …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • chowderhead — chow·der·head …   English syllables

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