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  • n. a feather-brained or stupid person (especially a woman)


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  • Call me a feather-brain but raising chickens is not much different than parenting.

    Tina Traster: Mother Hen's Day

  • That apart, if I knew my fair feather-brain, she'd be spending the dibs-my dibs-like a drunk duke on his birthday.

    Flashman and The Redskins

  • "We are rid of that chattering feather-brain; but, before everything, tell me when you will be relieved."

    Orrain A Romance

  • Don't take any notice of our little feather-brain, Manson.

    The Servant in the House

  • Yet this was only just a passing thought, for in reality he would on no account have wished to exchange his own spiritual tortures for the feather-brain existence of a Lialia.


  • He despises her as a frivolous feather-brain at first, but soon falls under the spell.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 To the Close of the 19th Century

  • And meanwhile the artists see multiplying before them their _bête-noire_, the _bourgeois_, the Philistine, the presumptuous ignoramus, the quack who plays at science, and the feather-brain who thinks himself the equal of the intelligent.

    Amiel's Journal

  • It was he who had settled the young artist in the Avenue de Villiers, compelling him to have a little mansion of his own, furnishing it as he would have furnished a place for a hussy, running him into debt with supplies of carpets and nick-nacks, so that he might afterwards hold him at his mercy; and now he began to accuse him of lacking orderliness and seriousness, of compromising himself like a feather-brain.

    His Masterpiece

  • She thought, the feather-brain, that she was entering the Leaf-Cutter's establishment!

    Bramble-Bees and Others

  • The doctor forced a laugh and assumed a light, condescending tone, repeating: "Ah, feather-brain, feather-brain!"

    The Nabob


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