pointy-head
noun Date: 1968 usually disparaging intellectualpointy-headed adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pointy-head — ☆ pointy head [point′ē hed΄ ] n. Informal an intellectual regarded disparagingly, as being impractical, officious, pedantic, etc. pointy headed adj. * * * point·y head (poinʹtē hĕd ) n. Slang An intellectual.   pointʹy head ed adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • pointy-head — ☆ pointy head [point′ē hed΄ ] n. Informal an intellectual regarded disparagingly, as being impractical, officious, pedantic, etc. pointy headed adj …   English World dictionary

  • pointy-head — n. a studious thinker; an intellectual. (See also conehead.) □ The pointy heads seem to be living in a world of their own. □ Why do pointy heads spend so much time arguing about nothing? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • pointy head —    an intellectual    Derogatory use by those less favoured:     ... all he did was prance around in white regalia, set fire to crosses, wind up the liberal pointy heads. (Evans Pritchard, 1987 he was in the Ku Klux Klan) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • pointy-head — /ˈpɔɪnti hɛd/ (say poyntee hed) noun Colloquial (derogatory) an expert in some field, considered to be limited in broader understanding or vision; boffin; intellectual. –pointy headed, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • pointy-head — n American an intellectual or person of excessive refinement. The expression has been used in the USA since the late 1960s by the self consciously philistine or genuinely uncultured in expressing con tempt for political or social pundits, art… …   Contemporary slang

  • pointy-head — n. intellectual; careful thinker …   English slang

  • pointy — (adj.) 1640s, from POINT (Cf. point) (n.) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Insult pointy head for one deemed overly intellectual, by 1971, popularized, if not coined, by U.S. politician George Wallace in his 1972 presidential run …   Etymology dictionary

  • pointy-headed — pointy head, n. /poyn tee hed id/, adj. Slang (disparaging). 1. stupid; idiotic. 2. intellectual, esp. in a self important or impractical way. [1970 75, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • pointy-headed — pointy head, n. /poyn tee hed id/, adj. Slang (disparaging). 1. stupid; idiotic. 2. intellectual, esp. in a self important or impractical way. [1970 75, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

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