Hairbrained
Hairbrained Hair"brained` (h[^a]r"br[=a]nd`), a. See {Harebrained}.

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  • hairbrained — [her′brānd΄] adj. [by folk etym. after HAIR] HAREBRAINED …   English World dictionary

  • hairbrained — Harebrained Hare brained (h[^a]r br[=a]nd ), a. Wild; giddy; volatile; heedless. A mad hare brained fellow. North (Plutarch). [Written also {hairbrained}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hairbrained — /hair braynd /, adj. harebrained. * * * …   Universalium

  • hairbrained — hair•brained [[t]ˈhɛərˌbreɪnd[/t]] adj. harebrained …   From formal English to slang

  • hairbrained — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: by folk etymology : harebrained * * * /hair braynd /, adj. harebrained …   Useful english dictionary

  • harebrained — /ˈhɛəbreɪnd / (say hairbraynd) adjective irrational; reckless. Also, hairbrained. {the spelling hairbrained originally from Scottish hair, variant of hare; later reinterpreted as having a brain made of hair} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Harebrained — Hare brained (h[^a]r br[=a]nd ), a. Wild; giddy; volatile; heedless. A mad hare brained fellow. North (Plutarch). [Written also {hairbrained}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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