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scatterbrain

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noun scat·ter·brain \ˈska-tər-ˌbrān\

Simple Definition of scatterbrain

  • : a person who is unable to concentrate or think clearly

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of scatterbrain

  1. :  a giddy heedless person

Examples of scatterbrain in a sentence

  1. Where did I put my keys? I'm such a scatterbrain today.

  2. <don't be such a scatterbrain—it's only a wedding, not the invasion of Normandy>



1659

First Known Use of scatterbrain

1659


SCATTERBRAIN Defined for Kids

scatterbrain

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noun scat·ter·brain \ˈska-tər-ˌbrān\

Definition of scatterbrain for Students

  1. :  a person who is unable to concentrate or think clearly

scatterbrained

\-ˌbrānd\ adjective



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