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]

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  • addle head — person who is slow witted or foolish …   English contemporary dictionary

  • addle-head — n. Simpleton, noodle. See dunce …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • addle-head — noun a person with confused ideas; incapable of serious thought • Syn: ↑addlehead, ↑loon, ↑birdbrain • Derivationally related forms: ↑loony (for: ↑loon) • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — v. & adj. v. 1 tr. muddle, confuse. 2 intr. (of an egg) become addled. adj. 1 muddled, unsound (addle brained; addle head). 2 empty, vain. 3 (of an egg) addled. Etymology: OE adela filth, used as adj., then as verb …   Useful english dictionary

  • Addle-brained — Ad dle brained , Addle headed Ad dle head ed, Addle pated Ad dle pa ted, a. Dull witted; stupid. The addle brained Oberstein. Motley. [1913 Webster] Dull and addle pated. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Addle-headed — Addle brained Ad dle brained , Addle headed Ad dle head ed, Addle pated Ad dle pa ted, a. Dull witted; stupid. The addle brained Oberstein. Motley. [1913 Webster] Dull and addle pated. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Addle-pated — Addle brained Ad dle brained , Addle headed Ad dle head ed, Addle pated Ad dle pa ted, a. Dull witted; stupid. The addle brained Oberstein. Motley. [1913 Webster] Dull and addle pated. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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