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egghead

slang A derogatory term for an intelligent, studious person. How did that egghead get elected to the homecoming court over me? I'm worried that people will think I'm an egghead because I won so many academic awards.
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egghead

n. an intellectual person. The eggheads aren’t exactly taking over the world.
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