Posted by Masakim on February 25, 2003
In Reply to: 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_