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pumpkin head

1. A dim-witted or unintelligent person; a dolt. Why did I ever hire that pumpkin head? He can't do anything right around here.
2. prison slang A prisoner who has been beaten severely about the face and head; such an attack itself. (So called due to the swelling of the head that results.) No one went near the pumpkin head after his beating from one of the prison gangs, which had served as a warning to the other inmates. Whatever fellow prisoners might do to you, it's the guards you have to look out for. They're very fond of giving a pumpkin head to anyone to who steps out of line.
See also: head, pumpkin
References in classic literature ?
That evening Dorothy had many callers, and among them were such important people as Tiktok, a machine man who thought and spoke and moved by clockwork; her old companion the genial Shaggy Man; Jack Pumpkinhead, whose body was brush-wood and whose head was a ripe pumpkin with a face carved upon it; the Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger, two great beasts from the forest, who served Princess Ozma, and Professor H.
Next morning, when he looked at his work again, Tip saw he had forgotten to give the dummy a neck, by means of which he might fasten the pumpkinhead to the body.
She brought Jack Pumpkinhead to life, for one thing," was the reply.
Button-Bright was at first rather shy with the quaint Pumpkinhead, but Jack's face was so jolly and smiling--being carved that way--that the boy soon grew to like him.
Each time Ozma has carved me a new head just like the old one, and as my body is by far the largest part of me, I am still Jack Pumpkinhead, no matter how often I change my upper end.
That evening there was a grand reception in the royal palace, attended by the most important persons of Oz, and Jack Pumpkinhead, who was a little overripe but still active, read an address congratulating Ozma of Oz upon the success of her generous mission to rescue the royal family of a neighboring kingdom.
And the Pumpkinhead - well, Hallowe'en's only just gone - has a bit of spiced pumpkin, perhaps cloves, on the aftertaste, but is still cold, crisp and fizzy as you'd expect from BrewDog.
And in 1902, Baum wrote the next in what would become a series, The Marvellous Land of Oz, introducing another star, Jack Pumpkinhead.
A couple sips Shipyard Pumpkinhead as they hum to Colbie Caillat, who fills the room with acoustic guitar and her soft voice from the iPod that plays from a speaker.
Shipyard Brewing Company's Pumpkinhead Ale has returned for the season with a new packaging option--12-oz.
Pumpkinhead in Pumpkinhead WHEN a little lad resembling the Milky Bar Kid is run over and killed by some drunken, dirt-biking yahoos, all Hell breaks loose.
Pumpkinhead (Portland, Maine): With a name like "Pumpkinhead," we were expecting a pumpkinpie-meets-Guinness-type of beer, but surprisingly, the fruity flavors were very subtle.
He was also a founding member of the bands Pumpkinhead and Midnight Well and has always mixed traditional music with a modern twist.
He added: "I grew up liking Friday The 13th and crazy B-movies like Evil Dead and Pumpkinhead, those poorly made tongue-in-cheek films.
The company views the brand as an extension of the popular Shipyard Pumpkinhead line.