[ burd-breyn ]
/ ˈbɜrdˌbreɪn /
a stupid, foolish, or scatterbrained person.
Which Came First: Turkey The Bird, Or Turkey The Nation?The republic of Turkey (look north of Egypt, east of Greece) isn't exactly a breeding ground for the bird that Americans associate with Thanksgiving. In fact, the turkey is native to North America ... so, why do they share the same name?
Related formsbird·brained, bird-brained, adjective
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