or scat·ter·brains

[ skat-er-breyn ]
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  1. a person incapable of serious, connected thought.

Origin of scatterbrain

First recorded in 1780–90; scatter + brain

Other words from scatterbrain

  • scat·ter·brained, adjective

Words Nearby scatterbrain Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use scatterbrain in a sentence

  • scatterbrain's agent said 't was unfair, and desired the polling-clerk not to record the vote.

    Handy Andy, Volume One | Samuel Lover
  • O'Grady waved his hand in signal to his body-guard, and scatterbrain had three cheers from the ragamuffins.

    Handy Andy, Volume One | Samuel Lover
  • scatterbrain demanded of Dick another shot on the part of O'Grady.

    Handy Andy, Volume One | Samuel Lover
  • Here are letters for you—I want to know what's in them—scatterbrain's come—do you know that?

    Handy Andy, Volume One | Samuel Lover

British Dictionary definitions for scatterbrain


/ (ˈskætəˌbreɪn) /

  1. a person who is incapable of serious thought or concentration

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