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Definition of the noun saphead
What does saphead mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: sapheads
- a person who lacks good judgment
- lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
- synonyms of saphead: fool / muggins / sap / tomfool
- more generic words: simple / simpleton = a person lacking intelligence or common sense
- more specific terms:
- ass = a pompous fool
- buffoon / clown = a rude or vulgar fool
- flibbertigibbet / foolish woman = a female fool
- fucker = a stupid despised man
- goofball / fathead / jackass / cuckoo / goose / bozo / goof / twat / zany = a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
- meshuggeneh / meshuggener = a crazy fool
- morosoph = a learned fool
- putz = a fool
- wally = a silly and inept person
Alternative definition of the noun saphead
"Saphead" a.k.a. "The Saphead" is a 1920 American comedy film featuring Buster Keaton. It was the actor's first starring role, on the recommendation of Douglas Fairbanks, in a full-length feature and the film that launched his career.
- also known as Der Dummkopf
- country: United States of America
- languages: English Language, Silent film
- directors: Herbert Blache & Winchell Smith
- producers: John Golden, Marcus Loew, Winchell Smith
- written by June Mathis
- based on a story by Winchell Smith, Victor Mapes, Bronson Howard
- Buster Keaton as Bertie Van Alstyne
- Irving Cummings as Mark Turner
- Beulah Booker as Agnes Gates
- William Henry Crane as Nicholas Van Alstyne
- Carol Holloway as Rose Turner
- Edward Connelly as Musgrave
- Edward Alexander as Watson Flint
- Edward Jobson as Rev. Murray Hilton
- Jack Livingston as Dr. George Wainwright
- Odette Taylor as Mrs. Cornelia Opdyke
- cinematography by Harold Wenstrom
- genres: Silent film, Black-and-white, Indie film, Satire, Comedy, Drama
- released on (95 years ago)
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for saphead
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Dictionary of Americanisms (1877)
A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded as Peculiar to the United States by John Russell Bartlett
A silly, effeminate man; a saphead; which see. Sapsago. (Germ. Schdbzieger.) A kind of Swiss cheese of a greenish color. Sapsucker. 'A small woodpecker (the dentrocopuJ of ornithologists), so called from a common belief that it sucks the ...
by George A. Katchmer
*The Saphead [action comedy] with Buster Keaton and Carol Holloway (Hathaway); White Youth [the Old South] with Edith Roberts and Arnold ...
by James Maitland
Sandy, a Scotchman; abbreviation of Alexander, Saphead, ...
by Tony Thorne
saphead nAmerican a fool, simpleton or dupe.
by Sidney L. Landau
saphead n. Slang FOOL. sapient adj.
Capricon Rhyming Dictionary (1986)
(aid to Rhyme) by Bessie G. Redfield
dunderhead, figurehead, forehead, gingerbread, gor- gon-head, hammer-head , head, hogshead, homestead, instead, lead, loggerhead, masthead, Oread, overhead, overspread, pilot-bread, pinhead, read, roadstead, Roundhead, saphead, ...
A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology (1881)
by Richard Soule
noddy, natural, SAPHEAD, ass, jackass, goose, coot, loon, calf, noncompos, stupid fellow, silly fellow. Dunder, n. Lees (of cane juice). Dunderhead, n. Simpleton, DUNCE . Dunderpate, n. DUNCE. Dundiver, n. Goosander, dishwasher, wagtail ...
by Merriam-Webster, Inc
pothead, premed, printhead, purebred, railhead, redhead, re-tread, retread, roadbed, roadstead, Roundhead, saphead, scarehead, seabed, seedbed, sheep ked, sheepshead, sheetfed, shewbread, shortbread, sickbed, skinhead, snowshed, ...
Abridged from the Seven-volume Work, Entitled: Slang and Its Analogues by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley
Sap (Saphead, Sap-pate, or Sapscull). 1. A fool : sappy (or sap- headed, etc.), foolish, namby-pamby, lazy (1665). 2. A hard worker, diligent student, hash (Charterhouse) : also as verb, to read hard, swot (q.v.). 3. Ale : see Drinks.
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Scrabble value of S1A1P3H4E1A1D2
The value of this 7-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.Couldn't select: Got error 28 from storage engine