airhead


airhead

noun

  1. an area in enemy territory or in threatened friendly territory, seized by airborne troops for bringing in supplies and additional troops by airdrop or landing.

noun

  1. Slang. a scatterbrained, stupid, or simple-minded person; dolt.

noun

  1. military an area secured in hostile territory, used as a base for the supply and evacuation of troops and equipment by air

noun

  1. slang a stupid or simple-minded person; idiot
n.

“empty-headed person,” 1972, from air (n.1) + head (n.). Earlier as a term in mining (mid-19c.) and as a military term based on beachhead (1950).

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