scatterbrain

[skat-er-breyn]
noun
a person incapable of serious, connected thought.
Also, scatterbrains.


Origin:
1780–90; scatter + brain

scatterbrained, adjective
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scatterbrain (ˈskætəˌbreɪn)
 
n
a person who is incapable of serious thought or concentration

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scatterbrain definition


  1. n.
    a forgetful person; someone who is mentally disorganized. : Aunt Martha is a real scatterbrain. She always forgets where her glasses are.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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The problem here is scatterbrain editorship, not necessarily poor authorship.
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