bird-brain

birdbrain

[burd-breyn]
noun Slang.
a stupid, foolish, or scatterbrained person.

Origin:
1920–25; bird + brain

birdbrained, bird-brained, adjective
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bird-brain
also birdbrain, 1937, slang, "stupid person," also perhaps suggestive of flightiness, from bird (1) + brain.
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birdbrain definition


  1. n.
    a stupid-acting person. : I'm such a birdbrain. I forgot my driver's license, officer.
  2. mod.
    and birdbrained. stupid. : Look, you birdbrained idiot, you are dead wrong!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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