Knucklehead Word Origin?

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The origin of the word 'knucklehead' dates back to the 1940s. The word was first used on the Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahoney Show. Knucklehead Smiff was a sidekick that was not too smart. Today, knucklehead may be used as a nickname for someone who is not the brightest, nor the swiftest. Knucklehead is also used to describe someone who is extremely stubborn. 'Hardheaded' is another term that is used to describe someone who is stubborn.
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skull. early 13c. probably from O.N. skalli. "bald head, skull, a general Scandinavian word (cf. Swedish. skulle. Norw. skult. probably related to O.E. scealu. "husk"
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