boofhead


boofhead
An absolutely stupid person or (less commonly) a person with a big head. It comes from bufflehead'buffalo-head' which also meant 'a stupid person'. Bufflehead has disappeared from standard English, but survives in its Australian form boofhead. In the 1940s Boofhead was the name of a cartoon character in a Sydney newspaper.

Australian idioms. 2014.

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