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Re: Dunderhead

Posted by R. Berg on February 25, 2003

In Reply to: Dunderhead posted by S. Ryan on February 25, 2003

: dunderhead... as in a foolish, stupid person; dunce; blockhead... Can anyone help with the origin of "dunder?"

American Heritage Dict.:

"Perhaps 'one stunned by a thunderstroke': Dutch 'donder,' thunder, from Middle Dutch."