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
foolishor dull-witted person.
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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.