knucklehead


Definition:

A stupid person.

Example:

1) Charlie's a real knucklehead -- he's been in first grade for five years!
2) You knucklehead! How could you have mixed the the dog food with the cereal?

Etymology:

A 'knuckle' is a joint or a place where bones meet, particularly the bones of the hand. This word suggests that someone's head looks like or has been hit by a hand, thus making the person stupid. And for whatever reason, the phrase just sounds funny.

Synonyms:

bonehead, idiot

How do you say it in Russian?

тупица, тугодум
 

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