Definition of Pinhead

1. Noun. An ignorant or foolish person.

Exact synonyms: Boob, Booby, Dope, Dumbbell, Dummy
Generic synonyms: Simple, Simpleton
Derivative terms: Boob, Dopey, Dopy



2. Noun. The head of a pin.
Generic synonyms: Head
Group relationships: Pin

Definition of Pinhead

1. Noun. The head of a pin. Frequently used in size comparisons. ¹

2. Noun. (slang) An ignorant, na├»ve, foolish, and stupid person. ¹

3. Noun. (slang) A telemark skier ¹

4. Noun. (slang medicine) A human head that is unusually tapered or small, often due to microcephaly, or a person with that trait. Often promoted in freak shows as "human pinheads". ¹

5. Noun. (slang pet stores) A newborn cricket used as food for pets. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pinhead

1. the head of a pin [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pinhead

pingpong table
pings
pinguecula
pinguefy
pinguescence
pinguescent
pinguicula
pinguid
pinguidinous
pinguidity
pinguin
pinguins
pinguitude
pinhead (current term)
pinheaded
pinheadedness
pinheadednesses
pinheads
pinhold
pinholds
pinhole
pinhole camera
pinholes
pinic
pinic acid
pinier
pinies
piniest

Literary usage of Pinhead

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Ready reference handbook of diseases of the skin by George Thomas Jackson (1905)
"The pustules are from pinhead to small-pea size and have an inflamed base. (Kig. 5.) Together with the acne and the comedones we meet with milia quite ..."

2. An Introductory Course in Experimental Psychology: A Text-book and by Hubert Gruender (1920)
"Hence you get a very indistinct vision of the pinhead itself and the pinhole ... The pinhead, however, is in a very favorable position to cast a sharp and ..."

3. Diseases of the Skin by Richard Lightburn Sutton (1919)
"pinhead- to pea-sized, papular or nodular lesions, with reddened buses and ... Numerous pinpoint- to pinhead-sized, pinkish or reddish inflammatory papules. ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1882)
"They begin as pinhead or small split-pea sized papules of a light pinkish or ... If examined at this period a distinct pit, the size of a small pinhead, ..."

5. A Course in Experimental Psychology by Edmund Clark Sanford (1908)
"Move a pinhead along the imaginary line CD in the figure below, ... The line AB will seem to move downward and to the left as the pinhead goes from D to C, ..."

6. The Journal of Infectious Diseases by Infectious Diseases Society of America, John Rockefeller McCormick Memorial Fund, John McCormick Institute for Infectious Diseases (1914)
"Local and left retroperitoneal glands enlarged; peribronchial glands slightly enlarged and hard; enlarged spleen with numerous pinhead sized necrotic areas; ..."

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