A pinhead is a small, stupid person. The term is often used to describe people who are too narrow-minded or who don't understand complex issues.

  • The politician is a pinhead because he doesn't understand the big picture.

  • The teacher is a pinhead because he doesn't understand the complexities of the math problem.

Definition of pinhead


an ignorant or foolish person


boob, booby, dope, dumbbell, dummy


the head of a pin

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Example Sentences for pinhead

  • 1

    His use of bestial pinheads is pathetic.

  • 2

    Famous sideshow performers include Zip the Pinhead and The Doll Family.

  • 3

    But its not the bible on a pinhead.

  • 4

    Pinhead can be reasoned and bargained with.

  • 5

    Its just the Torah on a pinhead.

  • 6

    A pinhead is literally the head of a pin.

  • 7

    A pinhead who works for the NYT.

  • 8

    Pinhead gets up on a tall shelf.

  • 9

    In four that Pinhead is very much the combined.

  • 10

    They're a bit small, even for a pinhead.