lamebrain

[ leym-breyn ]
/ ˈleɪmˌbreɪn /

noun Informal.

a dunce; booby; fool.

Origin of lamebrain

First recorded in 1925–30; lame1 + brain
Related formslame·brained, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lame-brain

lamebrain

/ (ˈleɪmˌbreɪn) /

noun

informal a stupid or slow-witted person
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Word Origin and History for lame-brain

lame-brain


n.

1921, from lame (adj.) + brain (n.).

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