noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1952 intellectual, highbrow

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  • egghead — (n.) 1907, bald person, from EGG (Cf. egg) (n.) + HEAD (Cf. head). Sense of intellectual is attested from 1918, among Chicago newspapermen; popularized by U.S. syndicated columnist Stewart Alsop in 1952 in ref. to Adlai Stevenson s presidential… …   Etymology dictionary

  • egghead — [n] intellectual bluestocking, bookworm*, brain*, geek*, genius, highbrow, know it all*, longhair*, rocket scientist*, scholar, thinker; concepts 350,416 …   New thesaurus

  • egghead — ► NOUN informal ▪ a very academic or studious person …   English terms dictionary

  • egghead — ☆ egghead [eg′hed΄ ] n. Slang an intellectual: usually a term of mild derision as used by anti intellectuals …   English World dictionary

  • Egghead — In the slang of the United States, egghead was an anti intellectual epithet, directed at people considered too out of touch with ordinary people and too lacking in realism, common sense, virility, etc. on account of their intellectual interests.… …   Wikipedia

  • Egghead — Ẹgg|head 〈[ hɛd] m. 6〉 = Eierkopf (2) [<engl. egg „Ei“ + head „Kopf“] * * * Egg|head [ ɛghɛd ], der; s, s [engl. egghead, eigtl. = Eierkopf] (bildungsspr., oft scherzh. od. abwertend): Intellektuelle[r], Gelehrte[r]. * * * Egg|head [ ɛghɛd],… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • egghead — UK [ˈeɡˌhed] / US noun [countable] Word forms egghead : singular egghead plural eggheads informal someone who has a lot of knowledge and intelligence and is only interested in academic subjects …   English dictionary

  • Egghead — Egg|head [ ɛghɛd] der; s, s <aus gleichbed. amerik. egghead, eigtl. »Eierkopf«> (oft scherzh. od. abwertend) Intellektueller …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • egghead — [[t]e̱ghed[/t]] eggheads N COUNT (disapproval) If you think someone is more interested in ideas and theories than in practical actions you can say they are an egghead. [INFORMAL] The Government was dominated by self important eggheads. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • egghead — n. an intellectual person. □ The eggheads aren’t exactly taking over the world. □ My uncle was an egghead, but nobody in our family thought he knew very much …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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