addle pate(redirected from addle-pates)
obsolete Someone who is stupid or foolish. Mother wants to arrange a marriage between George and myself, but I know I would be completely miserable married to an addle pate like him. I am not surprised to hear that an addle pate like him has already squandered his inheritance. Watch what you're doing, you addle pate—you nearly broke the machine!
See also: addle
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