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dunderhead (n.)

"dunce, numbskull," 1620s, from head (n.); the first element is obscure; perhaps from Middle Dutch doner, donder "to thunder" (compare blunderbuss). Dunder also was a native dialectal variant of thunder. In the same sense were dunder-whelp (1620s); dunderpate (1754); dunderpoll (1801).

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Definitions of dunderhead from WordNet

dunderhead (n.)
a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence;
Synonyms: dunce / numskull / blockhead / bonehead / lunkhead / hammerhead / knucklehead / loggerhead / muttonhead / shithead / dumbass / fuckhead
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