[ skat-er-breyn ]
/ ˈskæt ərˌbreɪn /
a person incapable of serious, connected thought.
Related formsscat·ter·brained, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for scatterbrained (1 of 2)
/ (ˈskætəˌbreɪnd) /
exhibiting or characterized by lack of serious thought or concentration; disorganized; silly
British Dictionary definitions for scatterbrained (2 of 2)
/ (ˈskætəˌbreɪn) /
a person who is incapable of serious thought or concentration
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Word Origin and History for scatterbrained
also scatter-brain, "thoughtless, giddy person, one incapable of serious, connected thought," 1764 (scatter-brained), from scatter (v.) + brain (n.). Related: Scatterbrained. Cf. scatter-good "spendthrift."
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