from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A silly, flighty, or empty-headed person.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A foolish person.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A weakminded, giddy, or unbalanced person.


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  • "Come and get me, featherbrain," Jumper cnittered from another branch.

    Falcon Street

  • It was a foolish person who mistook the bubbly, pretty young woman for an easily intimidated featherbrain.

    A Wicked Gentleman

  • Little featherbrain! — are you thinking of the next already?

    A Doll's House

  • "My occasionally dear, you must not say these things, lest you risk losing your proud reputation as a featherbrain."

    Rulers of the Darkness

  • Well, she must in fact be annoyed with the featherbrain.

    Operation Luna

  • "Hey, featherbrain, that's my mother you're insulting!"

    Dragon on a Pedestal

  • "Some escape route that featherbrain picked for us," Chester muttered with disgust.

    The Source of Magic

  • "No, you nosy featherbrain!" came a deep voice from a Trader.

    Horn : Green

  • You I can trust; but she is a bit of a featherbrain, and one never knows what may happen.

    A True Friend A Novel

  • He drank, but not hopelessly; he gambled, but not past salvation; and there was generally, as we have said, some friend at hand to pick the poor besmirched featherbrain out of the mire.

    The History of David Grieve

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