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Apr 10, 2019
This week’s theme
Words related to bones

This week’s words
bred-in-the-bone
ossify
bonehead
Jell-O
bareboned

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bonehead

PRONUNCIATION:
(BOHN-hed)

MEANING:
noun: A stupid person.
adjective: Stupid; thoughtless.

ETYMOLOGY:
A bonehead is someone thick-skulled, a blockhead. The word is a combination of bone, from Old English ban (bone) + head, from Old English heafod (top of the body). Earliest documented use: 1903.

USAGE:
“Mr Bush is widely seen, abroad if not at home, as a bonehead with more brawn than brain.”
In Search of Monsters; The Economist (London, UK); Dec 20, 2003.

See more usage examples of bonehead in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure much. -William Hazlitt, essayist (10 Apr 1778-1830)

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