featherbrain

noun

feath·​er·​brain ˈfe-t͟hər-ˌbrān How to pronounce featherbrain (audio)
: a foolish scatterbrained person
featherbrained adjective

Examples of featherbrain in a Sentence

you would not want to have to rely on that featherbrain in an emergency

Word History

First Known Use

1668, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of featherbrain was in 1668

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Cite this Entry

“Featherbrain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/featherbrain. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

featherbrain

noun
feath·​er·​brain ˈfet͟h-ər-ˌbrān How to pronounce featherbrain (audio)
: a foolish scatterbrained person
featherbrained adjective
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