from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A featherbrain.

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  • n. A foolish person.


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  • It seems like patriotism has lost something since our forefathers donned featherhead dresses and chucked tea into Boston Harbor.

    Corinne Marshall: A Fourth of July Carol

  • "One more peep out of you, featherhead, and I'll banish you to Hell!"

    Pet Peeve

  • "Listen, featherhead, it's your fault this happened," Hannah said.

    Pet Peeve

  • Dark visaged, tall, erect, simple and dignified; I actually wondered how my poor Sonia could have preferred me THEN; at that time he was fifty, but he was still a fine fellow, and compared with him I was such a. featherhead.

    A Raw Youth

  • “True, she is no longer young, and even rather elderly, as well as by no means good-looking; but as for loving a mere featherhead, a mere beauty — well, I never could understand that, for it is such a silly thing to do.”


  • The Countess was very good company and not really the featherhead she seemed; all one had to do with her was to observe the simple condition of not believing a word she said.

    The Portrait of a Lady

  • Oh, come on, featherhead, you can do better than that!


  • "They could be waiting for you to finally demonstrate a little patience, featherhead," Keenath said, and had to duck as the pillow made a return trip in his direction.

    The Silver Gryphon

  • Probably because she had a tendency to take everything and everyone at face value, and every time Aubri went into his "senile old featherhead" act, she fell for it.

    The Silver Gryphon

  • Where the hell is that idiot featherhead? he thought with irritation.

    The Black Gryphon


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