space cadet

space cadet

noun Slang.
1.
a person who appears to be in his or her own world or out of touch with reality.
2.
a person who behaves oddly or seems stupefied or remote because of the influence of drugs; druggie.

Origin:
1950–55, for sense “spaceman trainee”

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space cadet
 
n
slang a person who is eccentric or out of touch with reality, as if affected by drugs

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