Meaning of Egghead: A nickname for someone who is exceptionally intelligent or studious, often with a focus on academic or intellectual pursuits.

Literal Meaning of Egghead: Literally, Egghead combines “egg” and “head,” suggesting a head shaped like an egg, metaphorically implying it’s filled with knowledge.

Popularity: High.

Origin: American English, popularized in the mid-20th century.


Tom: Hey, have you seen the new guy in our physics class?

Emma: You mean the one they call Egghead? Yeah, he solved that impossible equation in seconds!

Tom: Incredible. I bet he could teach the course himself.

Related Nicknames: Brainiac, Genius, Nerd, Bookworm.