Definitions

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

  • adj. Usage Problem Harebrained. See Usage Note at harebrained.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Alternative spelling of harebrained.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See harebrained.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An erroneous spelling of harebrained.

Etymologies

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

Variant of harebrained.

Examples

  • I don't know what kind of hairbrained vow he had tied up in it, but with the little ceremony disappeared every trace of restraint, and we plunged head over ears into the saturnalia of delights that was an old-time county fair.

    Hillsboro People

  • The prosecution called their story "a fairytale", the defence said it was "hairbrained" but former NRL star Greg Bird has been made to wait to find out what the judge thinks.

    Latest News - Yahoo!7 News

  • "hairbrained" but former NRL star Greg Bird has been made to wait to find out what the judge thinks.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • Their economies are growing like crazy because they have cheap labor and the liberals are chasing all the manufacturers out of this country with their hairbrained ideas to raise taxes, etc, etc. causing them to move to China, India, malaysia, etc.

    if the troops pull out of irac will the ammo companys have a lot more for us?

  • I did that only now it appears that hairbrained schemes aren't confined to Portland.

    Clearance sale! All linchpins must go! (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • We Americans sent her home to Alaska in the election because we didn't want another hairbrained idiot in Washington (Bush!!!) and figured we'd just send him home and try something new since what we had didn't work in any form except in murdering our kids, making a travesty of our economy, creating unknown depths of hatred around the world ...

    Palin set to let the tweets 'fly'

  • And even though I reject Amiri Baraka's hairbrained, "truther" talk about 9/11, the fact that he was speaking from the perch of the poet who was serving in a public role as poet laureate of New Jersey lent obvious weight to his cockamamie nonsense.

    Why Aren't Poets More Politically Active?

  • I know you are correct when comes to Politics and Church; To add WHOSes to the notes on this Blog, from some hairbrained Idiots.

    The Little Soldier from Texas

  • December 16th, 2008 at 1: 46 pm hare-brained not hairbrained! joe from Lowell Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » The Trouble With Genocide Prevention

  • I want my vote to count and not in some hairbrained scheme to dilute our choice.

    Michigan Dems send latest delegate plan to DNC

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