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featherbrain

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noun feath·er·brain \-ˌbrān\

Definition of featherbrain

  1. :  a foolish scatterbrained person

featherbrained play \-ˌbrānd\ adjective


Examples of featherbrain in a sentence

  1. <you would not want to have to rely on that featherbrain in an emergency>



1668

First Known Use of featherbrain

1668


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