Definitions for eggheadˈɛgˌhɛd

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  1. egghead(noun)

    an intellectual; a very studious and academic person

    "in spite of her love of reading she denied being an egghead"

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  1. egghead(Noun)

    A bald person, especially a man.

  2. egghead(Noun)

    An intellectual.

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  1. Egghead

    In the American English slang, egghead is an anti-intellectual epithet, directed at people considered too out-of-touch with ordinary people and too lacking in realism, common sense, virility, etc. on account of their intellectual interests. A similar, though not necessarily pejorative, British term is boffin. The term egghead reached its peak currency during the 1950s, when vice-presidential candidate Richard Nixon used it against Democratic Presidential nominee Adlai Stevenson. It was used by Clinton advisor Paul Begala in the 2008 presidential campaign to describe Senator Barack Obama's supporters when he said, "Obama can't win with just the eggheads and African-Americans." The term has largely been replaced by other anti-intellectual epithets such as elitist, and geek or nerd.


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