lame·​brain ˈlām-ˌbrān How to pronounce lamebrain (audio)
plural lamebrains
: a stupid or annoying person : dolt
lamebrain adjective
or lamebrained

Examples of lamebrain in a Sentence

Listen, lamebrain, we've had enough of your idiotic suggestions! who's the lamebrain who put an empty coffee carafe back on a hot burner?
Recent Examples on the Web The Futurists, led by Filippo Marinetti, spent a lot of time publishing lamebrain manifestos about the need to sweep away existing society, if necessary by war. Barton Swaim, WSJ, 4 Feb. 2022 But there's finally a collection of lamebrains that lack more common sense than the NCAA. Ron Higgins,, 23 Aug. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lamebrain was in 1944

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Cite this Entry

“Lamebrain.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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