Date: Mon, 4 Dec 1995 23:45:46 -0500

From: Jesse T Sheidlower jester[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PANIX.COM

Subject: Re: Bubblehead

I'll support Laurie Bowman's recollection of "bubblehead" = "airhead".

Memory is one of the advantages (or disadvantages) of long experience: the

term arose in the early 60s (when I first experienced it at UT-Austin, though

it may have started earlier while I was out out the country) for the young

college females, mostly sorority types still following the genderized pursuit

of an MRS. degree.....

The Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang cites

_bubblehead_ from 1952 on.

Actually, sorry, that's not quite right. _Bubble-headed_ from 1952

on, _bubblehead_ from 1959; we combine them in the same entry.

Jesse Sheidlower

Random House Reference