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  • n. Alternative form of addle pate.

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Examples

  • They ran in silence for a while, Cassidy thinking to himself, Oh Jesus, what an addlepate I can be.

    Again to Carthage

  • Conservative addlepate Michael Medved gushed that it “passionately affirms traditional norms like monogamy, sacrifice and child rearing.”

    Lean Left » Blog Archive » Crazy Peoples Say Crazy Things

  • And for Saint-Germain, who seemed to you idiotic one day when perhaps he had lunched too well, but who nevertheless is a fine addlepate, full of sympathy and spirit.

    The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters

  • The whole question, of course, was clear and simple, and only concerned with the means of my earning my living; but the simplicity of it was not seen, and I was talked to in mawkishly rounded phrases of Borodino, of the sacred fire, of my uncle a forgotten poet, who had once written poor and artificial verses; I was rudely called an addlepate and a dense fellow.

    The Chorus Girl and Other Stories

  • 'Twould be better an 'ye could play the dolt -- not an eediot, or an addlepate -- but just a dull fellow, slow of wit, an' knowin 'nought except of fur. "

    The Challenge of the North

  • Didn't Ay tell you, you old addlepate, "he said, turning to poor Mrs. Finch, whose only desire seemed to be to find a place for the ham and get out of the room --" didn't Ay tell you the lil gel would come? "

    By Berwen Banks

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