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blockhead

One who is stupid or foolish. Geez, he keeps pulling on a door that's clearly marked "push"—what a blockhead.

blockhead

n. a stupid person. (see also block.) Without a blockhead like you to remind me of the perils of stupidity, I might be less efficient than I am.
References in classic literature ?
Of Simonov's two visitors, one was Ferfitchkin, a Russianised German --a little fellow with the face of a monkey, a blockhead who was always deriding everyone, a very bitter enemy of mine from our days in the lower forms--a vulgar, impudent, swaggering fellow, who affected a most sensitive feeling of personal honour, though, of course, he was a wretched little coward at heart.
"The curse of God on thee for a blockhead!" said Don Quixote; "where hast thou ever heard of castles and royal palaces being built in alleys without an outlet?"
If anyone spots a Blockhead taxi cab going around Liverpool, take a pic and message us on our website and you''ll get a T-shirt.
Which means a blockhead is someone who is slow to pick up on things, slow to learn, pig-headed, resistant to new ideas, etc, etc.
27 -- No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money." We can probably think of many caveats to Samuel Johnson's comment (blogging is one, though it can have less tangible benefits).
The great Dr Johnson ruled that "No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money." So I am now, officially, a blockhead.