scatterbrain

noun scat·ter·brain \ ˈska-tər-ˌbrān \

Definition of scatterbrain

informal
: a person who is forgetful, disorganized, or unable to concentrate or think clearly
  • The English, who had raised eccentricity and poor organization to a high art, and placed the scatterbrain on a pedestal, loathed such Middle European things as rules, conventions, and dictatorships.
  • —Simon Winchester

Examples of scatterbrain in a Sentence

  1. Where did I put my keys? I'm such a scatterbrain today.

  2. don't be such a scatterbrain—it's only a wedding, not the invasion of Normandy

First Known Use of scatterbrain

1659

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scatterbrain Synonyms

Antonyms

sobersides;

Related Words

fool, goose, silly, simpleton;


SCATTERBRAIN Defined for English Language Learners

scatterbrain

Definition of scatterbrain for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is unable to concentrate or think clearly


SCATTERBRAIN Defined for Kids

scatterbrain

noun scat·ter·brain \ ˈska-tər-ˌbrān \

Definition of scatterbrain for Students

: a person who is unable to concentrate or think clearly

scatterbrained

\-ˌbrānd\ adjective


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