space cadet
noun Date: 1979 a flaky, lightheaded, or forgetful person

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Space cadet — Space cadet, n. a person who appears disconnected from reality, or living in his own world; sometimes used of people who are under the influence of mind altering drugs. [derogatory] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • space cadet — space′ cadet n. Slang. cvb sts a person who seems dazed or out of touch with reality, due or as if due to drugs • Etymology: 1975–80, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • space cadet — ☆ space cadet n. Slang a person regarded as silly, flighty, irresponsible, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Space Cadet — infobox Book | name = Space Cadet title orig = translator = image caption = First Edition cover for Space Cadet author = Robert A. Heinlein illustrator = Clifford Geary cover artist = Clifford Geary country = United States language = English… …   Wikipedia

  • space cadet — 1. n. a person who is always silly or giddy. □ Mom, you are such a space cadet. □ Here comes a space cadet who looks like he has more money than he needs. 2. n. a person who is always high on drugs. □ Bart has been a space cadet since he was… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • space cadet — noun someone who seems unable to respond appropriately to reality (as if under the influence of some narcotic drug) • Topics: ↑narcotic • Hypernyms: ↑simpleton, ↑simple * * * noun, pl ⋯ dets [count] informal : a person who does not pay attention… …   Useful english dictionary

  • space cadet — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms space cadet : singular space cadet plural space cadets informal someone who behaves in a strange way or forgets things a lot …   English dictionary

  • space\ cadet — Air head, ditz. One who is in a state of constant forgetfulness, or loses track of time. Typically a person who is spaced out. Where did I put my keys again? I m a total space cadet. OR Jess, snap out of it. You re being a space cadet …   Dictionary of american slang

  • space\ cadet — Air head, ditz. One who is in a state of constant forgetfulness, or loses track of time. Typically a person who is spaced out. Where did I put my keys again? I m a total space cadet. OR Jess, snap out of it. You re being a space cadet …   Dictionary of american slang

  • space cadet — n American an eccentric, mad or spaced out person. A popular expression since the later 1970s, which has entered British and Australian usage. The term is inspired by the expression spaced out and the 1950s science fiction TV series, Tom Corbett …   Contemporary slang

  • space cadet — /ˈspeɪs kədɛt/ (say spays kuhdet) noun Colloquial a person who is often vague, forgetful, or out of touch with reality. {from the jocular notion that a space cadet is spaced out on drugs, i.e., flying into space} …   Australian English dictionary

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