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A person who lacks intelligence or who makes stupid decisions. You're such a bird-brain. I can't believe you got stranded on the highway because you didn't put enough gas in your car!


Characterized by stupidity, foolishness, or a lack of foresight. You're so bird-brained. I can't believe you got stranded on the highway because you didn't put enough gas in your car!
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1. n. a stupid-acting person. I’m such a birdbrain. I forgot my driver’s license, officer.
2. and birdbrained mod. stupid. Look, you birdbrained idiot, you are dead wrong!


See also: birdbrain
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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