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Definition of the noun saphead

What does saphead mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: sapheads

  1. a person who lacks good judgment

Alternative definition of the noun saphead


  1. A simpleton, a stupid person.


"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.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for saphead

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Google previewDictionary 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 ...

Google previewA Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses (2002)

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 ...

Google previewThe American Slang Dictionary (1891)

by James Maitland

Sandy, a Scotchman; abbreviation of Alexander, Saphead, ...

Google previewDictionary of Contemporary Slang (2014)

by Tony Thorne

saphead nAmerican a fool, simpleton or dupe.

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

saphead n. Slang FOOL. sapient adj.

Google previewCapricon 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, ...

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

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 ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2002)

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, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang and Colloquial English (1905)

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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Saphead Meaning

Video shows what saphead means. A simpleton, a stupid person.. saphead synonyms: simpleton, milksop. Saphead Meaning. How to pronounce, definition ...

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.

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