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half-baked

[haf-beykt, hahf-] /ˈhæfˈbeɪkt, ˈhɑf-/
adjective
1.
insufficiently cooked.
2.
not completed; insufficiently planned or prepared:
a half-baked proposal for tax reform.
3.
lacking mature judgment or experience; unrealistic.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25
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Examples for half-baked
  • The tedious naysayers with their half-baked arguments are only seeking attention here that they can't get in their daily lives.
  • The last thing any discipline needs is more rushed, half-baked research.
  • Children, and half-baked adults, were in danger of becoming ruminants.
  • In that case half-baked, not-quite-heme molecules pile up.
  • When the real news agencies go away, the web will have to feed on tweets and half-baked blog content.
  • Not sure if anything ever came from the meeting they had, and in the article it still seems rather half-baked.
  • Although the science was questionable and the politics were the usual half-baked compromises.
  • The paths to discoveries are often full of setbacks and half-baked methodologies.
  • After a week of half-baked album sales, the music industry is singing the summertime blues.
  • He simply tries to beat it in his own half-baked way.
British Dictionary definitions for half-baked

half-baked

adjective
1.
insufficiently baked
2.
(informal) foolish; stupid
3.
(informal) poorly planned or conceived
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Word Origin and History for half-baked
adj.

1620s as "underdone;" 1855 in sense of "silly;" see half + bake (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for half-baked

half-baked

adjective

Foolish; ill-conceived; not completely thought out; half-assed (1621+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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