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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.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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But I'll reluctantly admit that the bearded egg-head did have a point.
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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's got some facial burns but he should be okay," said Rangers manager Walter Smith, though it remains to be seen if he survives the inevitable taunting from his team-mates who are bound to christen him 'egg-head'.
He'd had mud on his boots in three wars and wasn't an egg-head academic.
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But things go dangerously awry when evil mastermind The Hood (Ben Kingsley) takes over Tracy Island, and drugs egg-head Brains into aiding his dastardly scheme.
EGG-HEAD Gregory Smith is studying calculus and advanced physics at a university in Virginia, US...
The usual way to build a non-breaking story is to get the "domes,' as they're sometimes called in the trade (egg-head is no longer in usage)--the professors and thoughtful practitioners who have puffed on their pipes and thought about the weighty issues.