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

Sure, the critics never quite cottoned to him; they always insinuated that he was an airhead, a blank.
Are We in the Midst of a Kevin Costner Comeback? Andrew Romano January 27, 2014

Vanda ends up being much less of a airhead than she initially appears.
Polanski and Jarmusch at Cannes Richard Porton May 25, 2013

In the book, Brewer hints ever so carefully that the judge, Susan Bolton, is something of an airhead.
Jan Brewer’s Self-Serving Book Terry Greene Sterling November 3, 2011

But Bonds was no airhead who could only read from a TelePrompTer.
Detroit’s Real-Life Ron Burgundy Justin Miller December 30, 2013

(military) an area secured in hostile territory, used as a base for the supply and evacuation of troops and equipment by air
(slang) a stupid or simple-minded person; idiot

“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).


A stupid or silly person; bubblehead, ditz: The airheads got in trouble on Spring Weekend


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