crackbrain

noun

crack·​brain ˈkrak-ˌbrān How to pronounce crackbrain (audio)
: an erratic person : crackpot
crackbrained adjective

Example Sentences

considered a crackbrain in his own time, the artist is now recognized as a genius a crackbrain who wore bedroom slippers to the grocery shop

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1570, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crackbrain was circa 1570

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“Crackbrain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crackbrain. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

crackbrain

noun
crack·​brain ˈkrak-ˌbrān How to pronounce crackbrain (audio)
crackbrained adjective
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