egghead

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Etymology[edit]

egg +‎ head

Noun[edit]

egghead (plural eggheads)

  1. (derogatory) A bald person, especially a man.
    • 1993, Richard Sandomir, The Joy of Baldness: Men with less hair — and the women who love them, page 164:
      Then no one will know whether you are a genuine egghead or not. Besides, completely bald men are more sensual.
    • 2005, Clare O'Farrell, Michel Foucault, page 1:
      His own image as a bald man - egghead - with glasses aids this perception.
    • 2018, Balázs Apor, The Invisible Shining: The Cult of Mátyás Rákosi in Stalinist Hungary, 1945-1956, page 52:
      Contemporaries remembered him, for instance, as an egghead, bald as a billiard ball, and an “obese Napoleon."
  2. A bald head.
    • 1962, The Pakistan Review - Volume 10, page Page 43:
      But at the top of the "egghead", the blood vessels become pinched and the flow is blocked.
    • 2002, Robert Ross, The Complete Terry Thomas, page 87:
      At one point he even lifts his cap to reveal an egghead bald-cap atop white hair and spectacles.
    • 2010, Jena Pincott, Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Blondes?:, page 81:
      Many shave their entire head at the first sign of hair loss, believing that chicks prefer an egghead to a comb-over.
    • 2015, Christopher Rush, Penelope's Web:
      His shoulders were so misshapen they almost met over his sunken chest and they were topped by a pointy egghead, bald but for a few short sproutings of hair.
  3. (derogatory) A coldly out of personal touch intellectual.

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