Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A stupid bungler; an addle-pate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun colloq. A foolish or dull-witted fellow.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun pejorative A foolish or dull-witted person.

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Examples

  • It was the same that he had summoned one evening at the Hotel Steinbock, and treated there as an addle-brain, as a visionary, and even as an imbecile; but this time he gave him a more indulgent and gracious reception.

    Samuel Brohl and Company

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