Etymology
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bufflehead (n.)

small North American duck, 1858 (buffle-headed duck attested from 1831), from buffle (1510s), an obsolete variant of buffalo (n.), + head (n.). So called for its large head; earlier the noun meant "stupid person" (1650s; compare buffle-headed "big-headed," also "foolish," 1650s).

updated on October 25, 2022

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