3 lame-brain


lame-brain (n.) 1921, from LAME (Cf. lame) (adj.) + BRAIN (Cf. brain) (n.).

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  • lame-brain — n A stupid or foolish person. This lame brain thinks it is the Umpire State Building in New York. 1930s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • lame-brain — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a dull witted or erratic person : crackpot, dolt, numskull a reception desk outside the city room on most papers to keep out the lame brains John McNulty …   Useful english dictionary

  • lame brain — n. (Slang) stupid person …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lame·brain — …   Useful english dictionary

  • lame — adj. & v. adj. 1 disabled, esp. in the foot or leg; limping; unable to walk normally (lame in his right leg). 2 a (of an argument, story, excuse, etc.) unconvincing; unsatisfactory; weak. b (of verse etc.) halting. v.tr. 1 make lame; disable. 2… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Left Side of the Brain — Infobox Album Name = Left Side of the Brain Type = Album Artist = Fiction Plane Released = May 22, 2007 Genre = Alternative rock, Indie rock Length = 42:59 Label = Bieler Bros Records Producer = Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|3|5 [http://www.allmusic …   Wikipedia

  • lamebrain — lame•brain [[t]ˈleɪmˌbreɪn[/t]] n. Informal. a stupid person; dunce; fool • Etymology: 1925–30 lame′brained , adj …   From formal English to slang

  • lamebrain — lame|brain [ leım,breın ] noun count AMERICAN INFORMAL a stupid person …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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