Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of scatterbrain.
  • noun A flighty, disorganized or forgetful person.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • But no one who had encountered him at Radley College, Durham University or Middlesex claims, even with hindsight, to have identified him as a future England captain at that stage – variously describing him as "chaotic", "scatterbrains", "gullible" and in one case barely capable of tying his shoelaces.

    Andrew Strauss: from scatterbrain to a very English hero | Andy Wilson

  • Globalization, exponentialized by the awesome Technological Revolution, promised to allow us more leisure time, because the populace assumption (fed by the media) was that the artificial intelligence of machines would make lives easier; but in reality, it has just accelerated activities phenomenally, generating endless work and stress, especially for people in metropolitan areas, some of whom are becoming juggling and overwhelmed scatterbrains, producing inevitable errors.

    Carol Maric: That vs. Who: The Politics of Linguistics

  • For while the birds themselves aren't scatterbrains, they sometimes act that way after feasting on the fermented fruit which, this time of year, might as well be grape-size "shots" considering the alcohol inside those wrinkled raisins.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • For while the birds themselves aren't scatterbrains, they sometimes act that way after feasting on the fermented fruit which, this time of year, might as well be grape-size "shots" considering the alcohol inside those wrinkled raisins.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • For while the birds themselves aren't scatterbrains, they sometimes act that way after feasting on the fermented fruit which, this time of year, might as well be grape-size "shots" considering the alcohol inside those wrinkled raisins.

    étourneau - French Word-A-Day

  • Recipes are titled in both English and Italian and are indexed by region as well as by course which is very convenient for scatterbrains such as myself who are constantly losing things.

    Fruit Compliments and Bits and Bites

  • Recipes are titled in both English and Italian and are indexed by region as well as by course which is very convenient for scatterbrains such as myself who are constantly losing things.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • Our three scatterbrains sang a song at supper, formerly made by a

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • For while the birds themselves aren't scatterbrains, they sometimes act that way after feasting on the fermented fruit which, this time of year, might as well be grape-size "shots" considering the alcohol inside those wrinkled raisins.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • For while the birds themselves aren't scatterbrains, they sometimes act that way after feasting on the fermented fruit which, this time of year, might as well be grape-size "shots" considering the alcohol inside those wrinkled raisins.

    étourneau - French Word-A-Day

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