English version

egghead

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisheggheadegg‧head /ˈeɡhed/ noun [countable] informal 🔊 🔊 INTELLIGENTsomeone who is very intelligent, and only interested in ideas and books
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eggheadYou know, the egghead, absent-minded-professor types with bad haircuts and corduroy jackets with elbow patches.Out goes the stereotype of the egghead with staring eyes trying to see through bottle-end glasses.And school was never like this ... the egghead with a new slant on science.It all began in 1981, when he was still a young egghead musician on the junior faculty at Yale University.Stand your eggheads in egg-cups or make circles of paper collars to stand them on.
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