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egghead

Meaning: a highly-educated intellectual

For example:

  • My neighbour Joe says he was watching some eggheads talking about the economy on TV, and he couldn't understand a word they were saying.

  • A lot of people blame the eggheads who run government departments, saying they might be experts in their field, but they lack common sense.

Quick Quiz:

An egghead is someone who
  1. has a big, bald head
  2. follows intellectual pursuits
  3. loves cooking and eating

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