Addle-brain
Addle-brain Ad"dle-brain`, Addle-head Ad"dle-head`, Addle-pate Ad"dle-pate, n. A foolish or dull-witted fellow. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

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  • addle-brain — noun A foolish or dull witted person. The woman called her husband an addle brain for pouring salt into the batter instead of sugar. Syn: dimwit, idiot, imbecile, moron …   Wiktionary

  • addle-brain — n. addle pate, one who is slow witted or foolish …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Addle-head — Addle brain Ad dle brain , Addle head Ad dle head , Addle pate Ad dle pate, n. A foolish or dull witted fellow. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Addle-pate — Addle brain Ad dle brain , Addle head Ad dle head , Addle pate Ad dle pate, n. A foolish or dull witted fellow. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • addle — addle, addled The usual word now is addled, and is applied (a) to eggs, and (b) figuratively, to brains (i.e. the mind). Originally, addle was a noun meaning ‘stinking urine or other liquid filth’, although its associations have usually been with …   Modern English usage

  • Addle — Ad dle, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Addled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Addling}.] To make addle; to grow addle; to muddle; as, he addled his brain. Their eggs were addled. Cowper. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • addle — [[t]æ̱d(ə)l[/t]] addles, addling, addled VERB If something addles someone s mind or brain, they become confused and unable to think properly. [V n] I suppose the shock had addled his poor old brain. Syn: befuddle …   English dictionary

  • addled — addle, addled The usual word now is addled, and is applied (a) to eggs, and (b) figuratively, to brains (i.e. the mind). Originally, addle was a noun meaning ‘stinking urine or other liquid filth’, although its associations have usually been with …   Modern English usage

  • fool — n 1. ninny, nincompoop, silly, silly billy, Sl. yo yo, tomfool; simpleton, Simple Simon, saphead, noodle, idiot, cuckoo, Inf. jay, Sl. jerk, imbecile, mooncalf, Inf. moron; dimwit, nitwit, half wit, Sl. zombie, goose; scatterbrain, Sl. birdbrain …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • nincompoop — n fool, ninny, ninnyhammer, silly, goose, silly billy, Sl. yo yo, tomfool; simpleton, Simple Simon, saphead, noodle, cuckoo, Inf. jay, idiot, imbecile, mooncalf, Inf. moron, Sl. zombie; dimwit, nitwit, half wit, scatterbrain, Sl. birdbrain, Sl.… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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