birdbrain

noun

bird·​brain ˈbərd-ˌbrān How to pronounce birdbrain (audio)
1
: a stupid person
2
birdbrained adjective

Examples of birdbrain in a Sentence

Her brother's a real birdbrain. those birdbrains who eagerly adopt every fad diet that comes along
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Word History

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of birdbrain was in 1923

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“Birdbrain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/birdbrain. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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