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featherbrain

[ feth-er-breyn ]
/ ˈfɛð ərˌbreɪn /
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noun

a foolish or giddy person; scatterbrain.

RELATED WORDS

clod, donkey, dunce, blunderer, butterfingers, klutz, dolt, bonehead, idiot, butcher, botcher, incompetent, fool, numskull, blockhead, ignoramus, duffer, bumbler, spoiler, foul-up

Nearby words

feather-veined, featherback, featherbed, featherbedding, featherbone, featherbrain, feathercut, feathered, featheredge, featherhead, feathering

Origin of featherbrain

First recorded in 1830–40; feather + brain
Related formsfeath·er·brained, adjective
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featherbrain

featherhead

/ (ˈfɛðəˌbreɪn) /

noun

a frivolous or forgetful person
Derived Formsfeatherbrained or featherheaded, adjective
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