noun Date: 1944 a dull-witted person ; doltlamebrain or lamebrained adjective

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  • lamebrain — [lām′brān΄] n. Informal a slow witted or stupid person; dolt; numskull lamebrained adj …   English World dictionary

  • lamebrain — UK [ˈleɪmˌbreɪn] / US noun [countable] Word forms lamebrain : singular lamebrain plural lamebrains mainly American informal a stupid person …   English dictionary

  • lamebrain — AND lame brain 1. n. a fool. □ Please don’t call me a lamebrain. I do my best. □ What a lame brain! She put scallops in scalloped potatoes! 2. AND lamebrained mod. foolish. □ No more of your lamebrain ideas! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • lamebrain — noun A fool. You lamebrain! How could you do something so stupid? …   Wiktionary

  • lamebrain — foolish person, slow thinker, dipstick, jerk, dork    Don t wait for his suggestion. He s a lamebrain …   English idioms

  • lamebrain — noun (C) AmE informal a stupid person: Don t do it that way, lamebrain; you ll break it …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • lamebrain — lamebrained, adj. /laym brayn /, n. Informal. a dunce; booby; fool. [1925 30; LAME1 + BRAIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • lamebrain — Synonyms and related words: Boeotian, block, clod, dimwit, dolt, donkey, dope, dullard, dumb cluck, dumbbell, dummy, dunce, gowk, jobbernowl, lackwit, lightweight, looby, loon, niais, nincompoop, ninny, ninnyhammer, nitwit, noddy, put, stupid,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • lamebrain — lame|brain [ leım,breın ] noun count AMERICAN INFORMAL a stupid person …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lamebrain — n, adj (a person who is) dim witted. Lame has been used to mean feeble or weak in colloquial speech throughout the anglo phone community. This compound form was coined in the 1960s in the USA, whence it spread in the 1970s. ► English people don t …   Contemporary slang

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