I. noun Date: 1908 a stupid person ; numskullboneheaded adjectiveboneheadedness noun II. adjective Date: 1911 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a bonehead ; performed in a stupid or clumsy manner <
the shortstop made a bonehead play
2. being a college course for students lacking fundamental skills <
teaches bonehead English

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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