half-baked

[ haf-beykt, hahf- ]
/ ˈhæfˈbeɪkt, ˈhɑf- /

adjective

insufficiently cooked.
not completed; insufficiently planned or prepared: a half-baked proposal for tax reform.
lacking mature judgment or experience; unrealistic.

Nearby words

  1. half-and-half,
  2. half-arsed,
  3. half-asleep,
  4. half-assed,
  5. half-awake,
  6. half-ball,
  7. half-binding,
  8. half-blind,
  9. half-blind joint,
  10. half-blood

Origin of half-baked

First recorded in 1615–25

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British Dictionary definitions for half-baked

half-baked

adjective

insufficiently baked
informal foolish; stupid
informal poorly planned or conceived
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Word Origin and History for half-baked

half-baked

adj.

1620s as "underdone;" 1855 in sense of "silly;" see half + bake (v.).

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