emp·​ty-head·​ed ˌem(p)-tē-ˈhe-dəd How to pronounce empty-headed (audio)

Examples of empty-headed in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1640, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of empty-headed was in 1640

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“Empty-headed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/empty-headed. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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