addle-headed

adjective ad·dle-head·ed \ ˈa-dəl-¦he-dəd \

Definition of addle-headed

: eccentrically or annoyingly confused, silly, or stupid : addlepated
  • As a matter of fact, it was a silly thing to do. I am not as a rule, addle-headed; his influence must have affected me.
  • —Jerome K. JeromeThree Men on Wheels1900
  • … a tender, funny tribute that may surprise fans of the endearingly addle-headed housewife that Allen played for years on radio and television.
  • —Kim HubbardPeople31 Oct. 1988

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1600

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