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Slang

egghead

This page is about the slang term 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

a. has a big, bald head

b. follows intellectual pursuits

c. loves cooking and eating

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Contributor: Matt Errey