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  1. Interesting:

    Not only was Meathead a “gentler term,” within the context of the show the term actually became touching and, perhaps, bittersweet–Meathead was what Archie’s father called him when he was young.

  2. Jock, meathead, and other words used to describe Ryan Lochte | This Wonderful Word:

    […] from jockstrap.¬†Meathead probably goes as far back as the 1860s, but rose to popularity thanks to All in the Family. (Interestingly, nerd also rose to prominence in the early 1950s, and sissy dates all the way back […]

  3. Steve M.:

    Alice called Ralph a “Meathead” in an episode of “The Honeymooners” circa 1951.

  4. Steve M.:

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