space cadet


: a person who does not pay attention or who tends to forget things

Full Definition of SPACE CADET

:  a flaky, lightheaded, or forgetful person

Examples of SPACE CADET

  1. Don't be such a space cadet.

First Known Use of SPACE CADET



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July 06, 2015
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