addlebrained

[ ad-l-breynd ]
/ ˈæd lˌbreɪnd /

adjective

having a muddled or confused mind; foolish, silly, or illogical.

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Origin of addlebrained

First recorded in 1865–70; addle + brain + -ed3
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