EtymologyFrom chowder + head. One might be a chowder-head if one doesn't use one's brains effectively, which would give others the opinion that one has clam-chowder for brains.
- 1943: (published 1990) John Fitzgerald Kennedy (Paul Fussell
ed.), The Norton Book of Modern War
- Something has happened to Squadron Air Mail-none has come in for the last two weeks. Some chowder-head sent it to the wrong island.
- 2003: Thomas Petchel, Java 2 Game Programming
- Now when you run the program, you should get output similar to the following: Attempt to access array out of bounds, chowderhead!
- 2003: Kay Rizzo, Bells and Whistles
- "And she called me a chowder head!" The boy's eyes flashed with
- Mr. Mays held Elizabeth at arm's length. "Is that true? Did you call your brother a chowder head?"
- "And she called me a chowder head!" The boy's eyes flashed with anger.