Tête de bois
(teht duh bwah
). This is the all-purpose
. It literally means "head of wood
", but can be used like the English
Like most things in French, somebody is not a tête de bois, they 'have' a tête de bois. Here's how it is most often used:
Tu as un tête de bois = You're knucklehead!
Though slightly weak, it will get you respect/a punch in the face.