Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A thoughtless, giddy person; one incapable of serious, connected thought.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A giddy or thoughtless person; one incapable of concentration or attention.
- n. a flighty and disorganized person
“There were only the three of them left, herself and the youngest two of her children — a daughter, grown into a thirty-four-year-old spinster who preferred the vegetarian meals cooked by her mother, and a twenty-eight-year-old scatter-brain who preferred the company of the Hill people to ordinary Bengali boys his own age.”
“Dear Mr. Powell, what a scatter-brain you must think me ...”
““Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night to laugh at myself,” she wrote Emma, “because it seems ludicrous for me to lecture on Philosophy, I who am a veritable scatter-brain.””
“Unfortunately never deemed as good as This is Spinal Tap (a trend I wont buck), but featuring a veritable whose who of comedy actors in its cast, The Rutles combines the scatter-brain comedy of Monty Python (Eric Idle is particularly good) and the rockstar appeal of Saturday Night Live.”
“The scatter-brain qualities of the normal teenager arise, in part, because neural circuits that control our ability to focus mentally on more than one thing at a time don't finish developing until late adolescence, researchers at the University of Minnesota reported recently in the journal Child Development.”
“Yes, and the scatter-brain who can ` t ever get anything done and she ` s always saying, "Bail me out.”
“I can be a terrible scatter-brain, but on the same page, he needs to be a little more patient and not so condemning when mistakes happen.”
“At this point Mme. Swann joined in the conversation, asking me whether Gilberte had remembered to give me what Bergotte had written about Phèdre, and adding, “My daughter is such a scatter-brain!””
“Okay, scatter-brain, get to it, what did you do last night?”
“She knew she was a scatter-brain and she didn't in the least want to be head of the form.”
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