half-baked

adjective \ ˈhaf-ˈbākt , ˈhäf- \

Definition of half-baked

1 a : 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 Defined for English Language Learners

half-baked

Definition of half-baked for English Language Learners

  • : not well planned : foolish or stupid



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