bonehead

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bonehead a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence
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Usage

In literature:

The bonehead audience sits there and applauds the show as an educational act!
"Michael, Brother of Jerry" by Jack London
No, by God, you're such a bonehead I'll bet you're in the Secret Service!
"The Hairy Ape" by Eugene O'Neill
In those days almost anyone who was not a perfect bonehead could set up as a Wise Man and get away with it.
"The Man Upstairs" by P. G. Wodehouse
And to think I could be there right now if I wasn't a bonehead!
"The Little Warrior" by P. G. Wodehouse
Come on, you yella-livered bonehead!
"The Quirt" by B.M. Bower
Boneheads that wouldn't know a white man from a crane.
"The Dust Flower" by Basil King
You want to git it into your boneheads that I'm runnin' this ship from now on.
"A Man to His Mate" by J. Allan Dunn
And a bonehead can't make good in either.
"Bert Wilson on the Gridiron" by J. W. Duffield
He's a good deal of a bonehead, but no talker.
"They of the High Trails" by Hamlin Garland
He won't find this outfit so easy as them Red Dog boneheads.
"Faro Nell and Her Friends" by Alfred Henry Lewis
Of course you can't be responsible for all the boneheads here.
"The Vagrant Duke" by George Gibbs
Don't pull any bonehead plays that'll get these people down on you.
"The Pathless Trail" by Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
He is not necessarily a "bonehead," but this phrase, like "fathead," is no accident.
"How to Analyze People on Sight" by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
I am a bonehead, and no mistake.
"The Bandbox" by Louis Joseph Vance
The return of Porter Perry, alias the "Bonehead," was heralded by loud scuffling over by the ledgers.
"A Canadian Bankclerk" by J. P. Buschlen
Keep low, you boneheads!
"Triplanetary" by Edward Elmer Smith
He must be a bonehead!
"The Land of Strong Men" by Arthur M. Chisholm
They had you going in the last round, and threw away their chance by bonehead playing.
"Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager" by Burt L. Standish
There's no harm will come of it, but only good, if I'm not a bonehead from Bonetown.
"Pippin; A Wandering Flame" by Laura E. Richards
Scotty, under his breath, began heaping curses on himself as a bonehead, and tried to take it out on the wrench he was using.
"Fighting Byng" by A. Stone
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In news:

These boneheaded moves practically guarantee you'll become an irritant.
Fenty's an arrogant 'bonehead' in this wise woman's book.
I've been thumbing through the postmortems, searching for the most boneheaded comment on Tuesday's election.
Dallas' Bonehead Club revels in a well-deserved reputation for contrariness.
Ryan Lochte's bonehead 'GameDay' moment.
We go to my hometown of Tewksbury, MA for this week's Bonehead Award.
" Bonehead " driving while with Ducks might ding his chances in NFL draft.
Mitt Romney's Boneheaded Across-The-Board Tax Cut Plan.
None of us would want to be judged on the bonehead — even mean — things we did as teenagers.
Sliced by Chris Johnson, diced by Matt Hasselbeck and saddled with a quarterback prone to bonehead mistakes, the Bills go to the bye week hoping small tweaks -- not a major shake-up -- will turn their season around.
Of all the bonehead mistakes I ever made, arguably the most boneheaded was the decision to drive away at sunset from the Madhu bishop's compound.
Maybe Shirley thought the bow-tied bonehead would help him in his current reelection bid against opponent Linda Lovejoy, who aims to make history by kickin' the Big Kahuna to the curb and becoming the first female Navajo Nation prez ever.
The winner received $5,000 for the charity of their choice and sadly, due to a boneheaded move on my part, I was knocked out of the game by Ed Walsh from KTBS.
For a big star, Brad Pitt chooses to waste his talent in boneheaded ways that never cease to amaze me.
Difficult to describe and layered with a whisper of painted pattern-on-pattern detail almost too delicate for photographs to capture, the embellished cow skull art by Bonehead artist LaJean Bailey begs categorization.
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