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featherbrain

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

a foolish or giddy person; scatterbrain.

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Origin of featherbrain

First recorded in 1830–40; feather + brain

OTHER WORDS FROM featherbrain

feath·er·brained, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for featherbrain

featherbrain

featherhead

/ (ˈfɛðəˌbreɪn) /

noun

a frivolous or forgetful person

Derived forms of featherbrain

featherbrained or featherheaded, adjective
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