Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A stupid person.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • They ordered me on, and I couldn't turn for a street car coming, so I called to one of them that the girl we wanted was down the street, and he looked at me like an addle-pate and said, ` What girl?

    The Harvester

  • They ordered me on, and I couldn't turn for a street car coming, so I called to one of them that the girl we wanted was down the street, and he looked at me like an addle-pate and said, 'What girl?

    The Harvester

  • I wouldn't mind going on a voyage with the madam and the young ones, but not with such an addle-pate as the near-sighted.

    A Dream of Empire Or, The House of Blennerhassett

  • I saw him with my own eyes last night skulking past the wicket-gate; and the girl's addle-pate is completely turned.

    Mary Anerley : a Yorkshire Tale

  • Biography, the learned historian's method in History, and the daily chronicler's method in dressing _res gestoe_ for a journal, this little addle-pate has jumped to a comparative estimate, not based on comparison, so that all his blindfold vituperation of a noble art is chimera, not reasoning; it is, in fact, a retrograde step in science and logic.

    Love Me Little, Love Me Long

  • Chief addle-pate and poster child for homeschooling, Jason Levin, who attempted to organize a Crash the Tea Party Movement, has been reduced to peddling tee shirts on

    Canada Free Press

  • Chief addle-pate and poster child for homeschooling, Jason Levin, who attempted to organize a Crash the Tea Party Movement, has been reduced to peddling tee shirts on

    Canada Free Press

  • Chief addle-pate and poster child for homeschooling, Jason Levin, who attempted to organize a Crash the Tea Party Movement, has been reduced to peddling tee shirts on

    Canada Free Press

  • Chief addle-pate and poster child for homeschooling, Jason Levin, who attempted to organize a Crash the Tea Party Movement, has been reduced to peddling tee shirts on

    Canada Free Press

  • I saw him with my own eyes last night skulking past the wicket-gate; and the girl’s addle-pate is completely turned.

    Mary Anerley

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