mud·​dle·​head·​ed ˌmə-dᵊl-ˈhe-dəd How to pronounce muddleheaded (audio)
: mentally confused
muddleheadedly adverb
muddleheadedness noun

Examples of muddleheaded in a Sentence

a muddleheaded waiter gave us another party's bill
Recent Examples on the Web Gail Collins, writing with her usual almost-pristine ignorance in the New York Times, offers a very fine example of how muddleheaded progressives are on this issue. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, 10 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1760, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of muddleheaded was in 1760

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“Muddleheaded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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