airhead

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Etymology 1[edit]

air +‎ head; having one's head filled with air instead of grey matter.

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airhead (plural airheads)

  1. (pejorative) A silly, foolish or unintelligent person.
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Etymology 2[edit]

air +‎ head, by analogy with beachhead, bridgehead, railhead.

Noun[edit]

airhead (plural airheads)

  1. A landing area for aircraft for supplying an operation, military or other, usually temporary.
  2. (military) An area of hostile territory that has been seized by paratroopers or helicopter-based troops to ensure the further landing of troops and/or materiel.
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