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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EGGHEAD

"You're too smart for your own britches, egghead," Crowley snarled.

On the porch was the Egghead feeding ice cream to Mimi Lafontaine.

"Egghead, you are both intelligent and comforting," said Hickey.

"Beauty's sister," said the Egghead, gaping with astonishment.

Butcher and Egghead have got to take two each—that would make sixteen.

He flipped the card disdainfully to the Egghead, saying, "A bunch of freaks!"

"That's so, Egghead," said Hickey, nodding impressively at his companion.

The scornful Egghead, thus provoked, offered ten to one against him.

The Goat had gone first, then the Egghead, with Smith bringing up the rear.

Doc Macnooder knocked the first ball pitched for a clean single; a two-bagger for the Egghead!

WORD ORIGIN

1907, "bald person," from egg (n.) + head (n.). Sense of "intellectual" is attested from 1918, among Chicago newspapermen; popularized by U.S. syndicated columnist Stewart Alsop in 1952 in reference to Adlai Stevenson's presidential campaign.

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