bighead

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Etymology[edit]

From big +‎ head.

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bighead (plural bigheads)

  1. (colloquial, especially used by children) A person having an inflated opinion of himself; a conceited or arrogant person.
    • 1997, Virginia Watson, Anyan's Story: A New Guinea Woman in Two Worlds, page 174:
      He is such a bighead and so lazy that I don't know how far he will go. He can read and write English a little bit and he thinks that is enough for him to know.
    • 2010, Jonathan Wilson, Anatomy of England: A History in Ten Matches:
      'But there are too many egos, way too many. I mean bigheads who are sidetracked by stuff away from football.'
    • 2011, Linda Hutton, The Wild Thyme Unseen, page 218:
      I'm not such a bighead that I think I can do better than Hugh and Hereman at reclaiming the main island.
  2. (colloquial) One of several species of fish having a large head.
  3. (colloquial) One of several animal diseases that cause swelling of the head.

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