a stupid person, dullard. This word was first popularised in the USA. The image evoked is either based on meat signifying solid muscle (instead of brains) or per-haps on the sexual sense of meat as the penis, in which case the expression is a precursor of the popular term dickhead.
► 'A man of patient indulgence, apparently capable of putting up with every bozo and meathead who comes his way.' (Jonathan Keates reviewing Malcolm Bradbury's Unsent Letter, Observer, 5 June 1988)

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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