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[a calque; cf. HEAD (IS) NOT GOOD] adj. forgetful; stupid; mentally unstable: 1936 Dat bad-head woman on d' radio name Gracie Allen (Dupuch 23). (Black)

-n. forgetfulness; stupidity; mental instability: I got bad head -- das why I does forget where I put tings (Nassau). (Black)

Tags: adjective, calque

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Last update: 2011-12-30 12:53
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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