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Victorian Slang of the Week

Chowder-head, 1818, New England, mostly mid-century–a fool. This seems to be a strictly northeastern term, but I still hear it today, from my New England born-and-raised husband.

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  1. I guess in the South and Southwest we’d say a bean head for the equivalent. Instead, we say bone head.

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