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empty-headed

[ emp-tee-hed-id ]
/ ˈɛmp tiˈhɛd ɪd /
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adjective

lacking intelligence or knowledge; foolish; brainless.

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Origin of empty-headed

First recorded in 1640–50

OTHER WORDS FROM empty-headed

emp·ty-head·ed·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for empty-headed

empty-headed

adjective

lacking intelligence or sense; frivolous
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