space cadet

space cadet

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

1950–55, for sense “spaceman trainee” Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
space cadet
slang a person who is eccentric or out of touch with reality, as if affected by drugs

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Slang Dictionary

space cadet definition

  1. n.
    a person who is always silly or giddy. : Here comes a space cadet who looks like he has more money than he needs.
  2. n.
    a person who is always high on drugs. : The space cadets can usually be found sitting on a bench outside the principal's office.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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