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Re: Dunderhead

Posted by Masakim on February 25, 2003

In Reply to: Re: Dunderhead posted by R. Berg 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."

dunner, dunder 1 make a noise like thunder, rumble, bang. 2 move quickly and noisily.
donnert dull, stupid, witless, especially in old age.
From _The Pocket Scots Dictionary_