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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.

egghead

n. an intellectual person. The eggheads aren’t exactly taking over the world.
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Easter Egg-stravaganzer at Gibside - Tyne and Wear Enjoy an Easter egg trail, face painting, garden games and an egg-head decorating competition.
This is in response to 'What an egg-head' (GDN, December 14) by Potato Head.
Christopher (California State U.-Channel Islands) recounts her experience as an egg-head in a working-class family and town, an unprepared country bumpkin at an elite college, a restless worker, a raging working-class militant in graduate school, and an intellectual snob professor to mainly working-class students at a regional university.
He'd had mud on his boots in three wars and wasn't an egg-head academic.
You don't need to be an egg-head to deduce that some of Icelandic owner Eggert Magnusson's millions, promised to Curbs for January, will be spent on a new striker.
One of the great myths about creating ratings is that you need to be an egg-head with a postgraduate maths degree in order to be even close to having a handle on the topic.
It included a ceilidh, quizzes, an egg-head race, a reception at the city chambers and a distillery tour.
Russell plays David Grant, an egg-head from the Pentagon who knows more about Middle East suicide bombers than how to shoot a gun.
But it seems Michael Rose, an egg-head in the field of evolutionary biology, is perfectly serious.
Details 01248 714795, nationaltrust.org.uk 6 Eggheads quiz, Loggerheads Country Park, Mold, tomorrow till April 15, 10am-4pm Enjoy a walk around the park and pick up an egg-heads sheet from Clwydian Range Centre then return the completed quiz to Caffi Florence for an Easter treat.