from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A silly, flighty, or empty-headed person.
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- n. A foolish person.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A weakminded, giddy, or unbalanced person.
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"Come and get me, featherbrain," Jumper cnittered from another branch.
It was a foolish person who mistook the bubbly, pretty young woman for an easily intimidated featherbrain.
Little featherbrain! — are you thinking of the next already?
"My occasionally dear, you must not say these things, lest you risk losing your proud reputation as a featherbrain."
Well, she must in fact be annoyed with the featherbrain.
"Hey, featherbrain, that's my mother you're insulting!"
"Some escape route that featherbrain picked for us," Chester muttered with disgust.
"No, you nosy featherbrain!" came a deep voice from a Trader.
You I can trust; but she is a bit of a featherbrain, and one never knows what may happen.
He drank, but not hopelessly; he gambled, but not past salvation; and there was generally, as we have said, some friend at hand to pick the poor besmirched featherbrain out of the mire.