crackbrain

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crackbrain

Someone who is wacky or crazy. There's a guy on our corner who shouts about the end of the world; I think he's a crackbrain.

crackbrained

Wacky or crazy. There's a guy on our corner who shouts about the end of the world; I think he's a little crackbrained. Oh please, that'll never work—it's a crackbrained idea.
See also: crackbrain

crackbrain

n. a fool; a stupid oaf. Did you hear about the crackbrain who said he found part of the sky floating in the lake?

crackbrained

mod. stupid; ridiculous. I’ve heard enough of your crackbrained schemes.
See also: crackbrain
References in classic literature ?
To be sure, I would tell him how kindly I had myself been used upon that dry land he was so much afraid of, and how well fed and carefully taught both by my friends and my parents: and if he had been recently hurt, he would weep bitterly and swear to run away; but if he was in his usual crackbrain humour, or (still more) if he had had a glass of spirits in the roundhouse, he would deride the notion.