chowderheaded

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chowder +‎ headed

Adjective[edit]

chowderheaded (comparative more chowderheaded, superlative most chowderheaded)

  1. Stupid; foolish; lacking in common sense.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby Dick[1]:
      We resumed business; and while plying our spoons in the bowl, thinks I to myself, I wonder now if this here has any effect on the head? What’s that stultifying saying about chowder-headed people?
    • 2003, Norman Kelley, A Phat Death: Or, the Last Days of Noir Soul[2]:
      Taliferro had launched a glossy magazine called Da Niggarati, subtitled: For Dem Who Know Who Dey Be...If it was expensive and could be afforded by the average chowderheaded Negro, then it went into the magazine.