ad·​dle-head·​ed | \ ˈa-dəl-¦he-dəd How to pronounce addle-headed (audio) \

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. Jerome, Three Men on Wheels, 1900 … a tender, funny tribute that may surprise fans of the endearingly addle-headed housewife that Allen played for years on radio and television.— Kim Hubbard, People, 31 Oct. 1988

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First Known Use of addle-headed

1600, in the meaning defined above

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“Addle-headed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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