scatterbrained

adjective scat·ter·brained \ ˈska-tər-ˌbrānd \

Definition of scatterbrained

informal
:having or showing a forgetful, disorganized, or unfocused mind :having the characteristics of a scatterbrain
  • As Detective Gina Calabrese on Miami Vice, Saundra Santiago is all clearheaded efficiency. But off-camera her co-stars think she's scatterbrained. "They consider me a space cadet," says Santiago, who frequently loses keys, misses flights and gets into cabs without cash.
  • —Tim Allis

Examples of scatterbrained in a Sentence

  1. a scatterbrained child who couldn't seem to pay attention or stop fooling around

First Known Use of scatterbrained

1747



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