From Middle English idelhed (“vanity”), equivalent to idle + -head. Cognate with Scots ydilheid (“idleness”), Dutch ijdelheid (“vanity, vainglory”), Middle Low German idelheit (“idleness”), German Eitelkeit (“vanity, conceit, vainness, idleness”). Compare idlehood.
"idlehead." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 21 September 2018. <http://www.yourdictionary.com/idlehead>.
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