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addlepated

[ ad-l-pey-tid ]
/ ˈæd lˌpeɪ tɪd /
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adjective

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Origin of addlepated

First recorded in 1620–30; addle + pate + -ed3
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  • Not only was he direfully cursing the trio, but also the addlepated Medcroft and his own addlepated self.

    The Husbands of Edith|George Barr McCutcheon
  • Seldom have I read such a ridiculous, solemn, addlepated Joseph Surface of a thing.

    The Real Gladstone|J. Ewing Ritchie
  • He wrote to Zio Giacomo, who said he was an addlepated and clot-headed imbecile.

    The Devourers|Annie Vivanti Chartres
  • Seems to me you're an addlepated young fellow for a detective.

    In the Onyx Lobby|Carolyn Wells
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