Where does the word “Chucklehead” come from and What does Chucklehead mean?

“Chucklehead” has the same meaning as chowderhead, but the first element is from the dialectal word chuck, meaning “a chunk,” such as “a chunk of coal; a chunk of bread,” any lump, that is, which is of irregular size.

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