featherbrain

[ feth-er-breyn ]
/ ˈfɛð ərˌbreɪn /

noun

a foolish or giddy person; scatterbrain.

QUIZZES

FOR POSTERITY’S SAKE, TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Are words your bailiwick? Take the latest quiz on the words from July 6 to July 12 to find out.
Question 1 of 7
bailiwick

Origin of featherbrain

First recorded in 1830–40; feather + brain

OTHER WORDS FROM featherbrain

feath·er·brained, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for featherbrain

British Dictionary definitions for featherbrain

featherbrain

featherhead

/ (ˈfɛðəˌbreɪn) /

noun

a frivolous or forgetful person

Derived forms of featherbrain

featherbrained or featherheaded, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012