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Discussion in 'Dictionary Additions' started by parriparri, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. parriparri Senior Member

    arezzo
    italian
    Term: Knob head
    Your definition or explanation:British offensive slang term used as a variant of "Dick Head" to describe an obnoxious person or someone who has acted in a peculiar and/or ludicrous manner


    Example: He's just a big knobhead with no knob" (Bridget Jones's diary talking about her best friend's boyfriend)


    One or more places you have seen the term: (Please give URLs/links to web pages, or a full description of a print publication.)


    Have you looked for this term or meaning in dictionaries, and not found it? Yes
     
  2. ewie

    ewie Senior Member

    This septic isle!
    NW Englandish English
    This one's been around for decades, Parri:
    ~Cassells Dictionary of Slang
    Also at dictionary.com.

    I've been hearing/using it myself since the 1970s.
     
  3. parriparri Senior Member

    arezzo
    italian
    of course yes! But I wasn't able to find "knobhead" in wordreference dictionary and I decided to add it. Have I chose the wrong part of the forum?
     
  4. ewie

    ewie Senior Member

    This septic isle!
    NW Englandish English
    I'll get back to you about this later:)
     

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