American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Slang A person regarded as silly or stupid.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a person with confused ideas; incapable of serious thought.
- n. a person with confused ideas; incapable of serious thought
- From the compound bird + brain, implying that the brains of birds are small. (Wiktionary)
“And I like your "birdbrain" postcard ... enhanced it so I could read it.”
“So "birdbrain" is apparently as accurate an epithet as "eats like a bird" applies to delicate appetites.”
“Evidently the appelation "birdbrain" didn't bother her, as her bird brain was perhaps the most powerful brain in Xanth.”
“Econutjobs aren’t worried about PEOPLE, Jack … they worry about seals being harvested and birds landing on tarponds (hence the term birdbrain), but people … econutjobs think there are too many ‘rich’ people and not enough seals and birds. wilson Says:”
“What Steyn found interesting is that the people who prevented another terrorist attack on the United States after 9-11 are under threat of investigation, while "birdbrain" Janet Napolitano is in charge of Homeland Security.”
“I'm convinced that where most birds may travel in pairs, mourning doves, the reason the term "birdbrain" exists, travel in threes - Curly, Moe and Larry.”
“Bush basically set the world on its head and will be known for the downfall of the USA and then you keep talking about birdbrain Palin as though she has something to offer.”
“The only thing propping this birdbrain up is the media”
“Fuzzy Slippers ™ A Solid F - says: birdbrain (Sponsored by Tysons chicken in a tube!) says:”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘birdbrain’.
A list of compound derogatory names such as gapeseed, muckworm and lickspittle. Your one-word contributions to this list are welcome.
See sionnach's list derogatory terms I should use ...
An extensive list I have been working on for quite some time. Feel free to add more of the kind if you miss any.
Specific use of the word bird to describe those featherless bipeds with the broad nails. (From Plato's description of man. See chicken.)
Highly descriptive coinages (either in EN or HU) which are difficult to translate between the two languages. If - as a simultaneous interpreter - you get them right on the move, you deserve to be p...
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Phrases and figures of speech in which birds are featured. Or feathers. Or such like.
a little bird tol..., to have an albatr..., birds of a feathe..., in the catbird seat, cold turkey, to cook one's goose, don't count your ..., to have one's duc..., to eat crow, a feather in one'..., for the birds, flip the bird and 122 more...
Words or short phrases with animal names in them. Since I already have a dedicated list for 'monkey' words I shall leave them out of this one for the moment.
Words that you can use to insult people. The best was when I called my (then) bf a crumb bum (I was kidding!) and he was genuinely insulted! How the hell anyone could take that seriously, I do not ...
Ways to say someone is stupid, inept, etc. (nouns)
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