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putty headed

slang Foolish; stupid; idiotic. Sometimes hyphenated or spelled as a single word. It's no surprise to me that the country's economy is tanking with that putty headed dolt in charge. How can you be so putty-headed about this?
See also: headed, putty
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They had made their reputations "on the ground between literature and politics, with diminishing attention to literature." He criticized this position even more vehemently during his "Paris years" (1948-50) when he became acquainted with "the dandruff of Existentialism," a doctrine he charged was engendered by "the decomposition of the bourgeois carcass." His contacts in Greenwich Village, on the Rive Gauche, and in the university gave him a disdain for "putty-headed academics and intellectuals." He accused the universities of "disabling, confusing, and alienating students" and regrets that so many contemporary writers have become professors and have withdrawn from the real world.