dothead

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dot +‎ head, referring to the bindi.

Noun[edit]

dothead (plural dotheads)

  1. (slang, derogatory, offensive, ethnic slur) A South Asian person.
    • 2011, David Knighton, The Wisdom of the Healing Wound (page 116)
      Two weeks later, in another meeting, Sandy announces, “We've assembled a great team of dotheads in Karachi.” No one else seems bothered by this—or even appears to notice anything strange about it—so once again you say nothing.