The Alternative English Dictionary: airhead

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airhead pronunciation
  • /ˈeəː.hɛd/
etymology 1 air + head; having one's head filled with air instead of grey matter.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (pejorative) A silly, foolish or unintelligent person.
Synonyms: (silly person) bimbo, bubblehead, valley girl, dumb blonde,
etymology 2 air + head, by analogy with beachhead, bridgehead, railhead.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. A landing area for aircraft for supplying an operation, military or other, usually temporary.
  2. (military) An area of hostile territory that has been seized by paratrooper or helicopter-based troop to ensure the further landing of troops and/or materiel.
related terms:
  • beachhead
  • bridgehead
  • railhead

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