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Definition of the noun addlehead

What does addlehead mean as a name of something?


  1. a person with confused ideas; incapable of serious thought
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • alternative spelling: addle-head
    • synonyms of addlehead: birdbrain / loon
    • more generic word: misfit = someone unable to adapt to their circumstances

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Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names (1857)

With an Essay on Their Derivation and Import by William Arthur

Crookshanks, Longshanks, Addlehead, and Leatherhead, Gubbins, that is, the refuse parts of a fish ; Gallows , ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology (1881)

by Richard Soule

Simpleton, fool, dolt, ignoramus, wiseacre, blockhead, block, numskull, dullard, thickhead, thickskull, dunderhead, dunderpate, clodpoll, beetlehead, bullhead, dullhead, addlehead, loggerhead, ...

Google previewFowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2016)

by Jeremy Butterfield

addlehead(ed), etc. address verb. Although it ...

Google previewDictionary of Early English (1955)

by Joseph T. Shipley

Thus addle came to mean idle, vain, or muddled, and developed such compounds as addle-brain, addlehead, addle-pate. Then the adjective (in the 17th century) appeared as addled, ...

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Scrabble value of A1D2D2L1E1H4E1A1D2

The value of this 9-letter word is 15 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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