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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [feth -er-breyn]
    • /ˈfɛð ərˌbreɪn/
    • /ˈfɛðəbreɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feth -er-breyn]
    • /ˈfɛð ərˌbreɪn/

Definitions of featherbrain word

  • noun featherbrain a foolish or giddy person; scatterbrain. 1
  • noun featherbrain A silly or absentminded person. 1
  • noun featherbrain a frivolous or forgetful person 0
  • noun featherbrain a silly, foolish, or frivolous person 0
  • noun featherbrain Alternative spelling of feather-brain. 0

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Origin of featherbrain

First appearance:

before 1830
One of the 36% newest English words
First recorded in 1830-40; feather + brain

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Parts of speech for Featherbrain


featherbrain popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 40% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for featherbrain

noun featherbrain

  • clod — A clod of earth is a large lump of earth.
  • donkey — the domestic ass, Equus asinus.
  • dunce — a dull-witted, stupid, or ignorant person; dolt.
  • blunderer — a gross, stupid, or careless mistake: That's your second blunder this morning.
  • butterfingers — a person who drops things inadvertently or fails to catch things

Antonyms for featherbrain

noun featherbrain

  • genius — an exceptional natural capacity of intellect, especially as shown in creative and original work in science, art, music, etc.: the genius of Mozart. Synonyms: intelligence, ingenuity, wit; brains.
  • success — the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one's goals.
  • brain — Your brain is the organ inside your head that controls your body's activities and enables you to think and to feel things such as heat and pain.

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