crackbrain
noun Date: circa 1570 an erratic person ; crackpotcrackbrained adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • crackbrain — [krak′brān΄] n. a crackbrained person …   English World dictionary

  • crackbrain — n. a fool; a stupid oaf. □ Did you hear about the crackbrain who found part of the sky floating in the lake? □ Sometimes you are quite a crackbrain yourself …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • crackbrain — /krak brayn /, n. a foolish, senseless, or insane person. [1560 70; CRACK(ED) + BRAIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • crackbrain — Synonyms and related words: aliene, bedlamite, borderline case, crackpot, crank, cuckoo, dement, demoniac, ding a ling, energumen, fanatic, flake, fou, harebrain, idiot, kook, loon, loony, lunatic, madman, maniac, meshuggenah, noncompos, nut,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • crackbrain — crack•brain [[t]ˈkrækˌbreɪn[/t]] n. a foolish or senseless person • Etymology: 1560–70 crack′brained , adj …   From formal English to slang

  • crackbrain — /ˈkrækbreɪn/ (say krakbrayn) noun Colloquial an insane person. –crackbrained, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • crackbrain — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a person of unbalanced or erratic tendencies or ideas : crackpot * * * /krak brayn /, n. a foolish, senseless, or insane person. [1560 70; CRACK(ED) + BRAIN] * * * crackˈbrain noun A crazy person • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • crackbrained — adjective see crackbrain …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Crank (person) — Crank is a pejorative term used for a person who unshakably holds a belief that most of his or her contemporaries consider to be false.[1] A cranky belief is so wildly at variance with commonly accepted belief as to be ludicrous. Cranks… …   Wikipedia

  • crackbrained — /krak braynd /, adj. foolish, senseless, or insane. [1625 35; CRACKBRAIN + ED3] * * * …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”