scatterbrain

noun
scat·​ter·​brain | \ ˈska-tər-ˌbrān How to pronounce scatterbrain (audio) \

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

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Examples of scatterbrain in a Sentence

Where did I put my keys? I'm such a scatterbrain today. don't be such a scatterbrain—it's only a wedding, not the invasion of Normandy

First Known Use of scatterbrain

1659, in the meaning defined above

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scatterbrain

noun

English Language Learners Definition of scatterbrain

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

scatterbrain

noun
scat·​ter·​brain | \ ˈska-tər-ˌbrān How to pronounce scatterbrain (audio) \

Kids Definition of scatterbrain

: a person who is unable to concentrate or think clearly

Other Words from scatterbrain

scatterbrained \ -​ˌbrānd \ adjective

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