I. noun Etymology: 1air + -head (as in beachhead) Date: circa 1944 an area in hostile territory secured usually by airborne troops for further use in bringing in troops and matériel by air II. noun Date: 1972 a mindless or stupid person • airheaded adjective

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  • airhead — air head ([^a]r h[e^]d ), n. an airheaded person. [disparaging] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • airhead — (n.) empty headed person, 1972, from AIR (Cf. air) (n.1) + HEAD (Cf. head) (n.). Earlier as a term in mining (mid 19c.) and as a military term based on BEACHHEAD (Cf. beachhead) (1950) …   Etymology dictionary

  • airhead — ► NOUN informal ▪ a stupid person …   English terms dictionary

  • airhead — airhead1 [er′hed΄] n. [ AIR + (BEACH)HEAD] an area seized in warfare, esp. by an airborne assault, and held to ensure the continuous bringing in of troops and materiel by air ☆ airhead2 [er′hed΄ ] n. Slang a frivolous, silly, and ignorant person …   English World dictionary

  • Airhead — An airhead is a designated area in a hostile or threatened territory which, when seized and held, allows the air landing of further troops and matériel via an airbridge, and provides the maneuver and preparation space necessary for projected… …   Wikipedia

  • airhead — UK [ˈeə(r)ˌhed] / US [ˈerˌhed] noun [countable] Word forms airhead : singular airhead plural airheads informal a silly or stupid person …   English dictionary

  • airhead — [[t]e͟ə(r)hed[/t]] airheads N COUNT (disapproval) If you describe someone, especially a young woman, as an airhead, you are critical of them because you think they are not at all clever and are interested only in unimportant things. [INFORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • airhead — See an airhead …   English idioms

  • airhead — n. dimwit; stupid person (usually said of women). She s a total airhead, can t even spell her own name …   English slang

  • airhead — oro desanto placdarmas statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Nustatyta vieta operacijų rajone, kuri naudojama kaip tiekimo ir evakuacijos orlaiviais bazė. atitikmenys: angl. airhead pranc. tête de pont aérienne ryšiai: dar žiūrėk – išlaipinimo ir… …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • airhead — oro desanto placdarmas statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Vietovė priešo ar kitoje grėsmės teritorijoje, kurią užėmus užtikrinamas kariuomenės ir materialinių atsargų atskraidinimo tęstinumas; taip pat sudaroma manevravimo erdvė, reikalinga… …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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