half-baked

adjective
\ ˈhaf-ˈbākt How to pronounce half-baked (audio) , ˈhäf- \

Definition of half-baked

1a : poorly developed or carried out a half-baked idea half-baked research
b : lacking adequate planning or forethought a half-baked scheme for getting rich
c : lacking in judgment, intelligence, or common sense
2 : imperfectly baked : underdone

First Known Use of half-baked

1621, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Half-baked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/half-baked. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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