featherhead

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

feather +‎ head

Noun[edit]

featherhead (plural featherheads)

  1. A foolish person.
    • 1886, Henry James, The Princess Casamassima
      He waited and waited, in the faith that Schinkel was dealing with them in his slow, categorical Teutonic way, and only objurgated the cabinetmaker for having in the first place paltered with his sacred trust. Why hadn't he come straight to him—whatever the mysterious document was—instead of talking it over with French featherheads?