scatterbrain
noun Date: 1659 a giddy heedless person

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • scatterbrain — (n.) 1790, from SCATTER (Cf. scatter) + BRAIN (Cf. brain) (n.). Related: Scatterbrained …   Etymology dictionary

  • scatterbrain — [skat′ər brān΄] n. a person who is incapable of concentrated or serious thinking; giddy, frivolous, flighty person scatterbrained adj …   English World dictionary

  • scatterbrain — UK [ˈskætə(r)ˌbreɪn] / US [ˈskætərˌbreɪn] noun [countable] Word forms scatterbrain : singular scatterbrain plural scatterbrains informal someone who does not think in an organized way and often forgets or loses things …   English dictionary

  • scatterbrain — n. a forgetful person; someone who is mentally disorganized. □ I’m getting to be such a scatterbrain, I think. □ Aunt Martha is a real scatterbrain. She always forgets where her glasses are …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • scatterbrain —    Used since the eighteenth century of a person who seems to be incapable of connected thought, a likeable but careless, forgetful person. ‘Go on, you scatterbrain’ says a girl to her sister, in O.Henry’s short story Lost on Dress Parade. The… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • scatterbrain — noun (C) someone who often forgets or loses things because they do not think in a practical way: Don t tell me you ve lost your glasses again, you scatterbrain! scatterbrained adjective …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • scatterbrain — scatterbrained, adj. /skat euhr brayn /, n. a person incapable of serious, connected thought. Also, scatterbrains. [1780 90; SCATTER + BRAIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • scatterbrain — noun A flighty, disorganized or forgetful person. See Also: scatterbrained …   Wiktionary

  • scatterbrain — Synonyms and related words: birdbrain, featherbrain, featherhead, flibbertigibbet, fool, giddybrain, giddyhead, goose, harebrain, rattlebrain, rattlehead, rattlepate, scatterbrains, shallowbrain, shallowpate, shatterbrain, silly, simpleton …   Moby Thesaurus

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