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Sep 28, 2016
This week’s theme
Words coined after animals

This week’s words
henchman
poodle-faker
harebrained
duck soup

mountain hare
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harebrained

PRONUNCIATION:
(HAYR-braynd)

MEANING:
adjective: Foolish; reckless; ridiculous.

ETYMOLOGY:
From the allusion that a harebrained person has the brain as small as a hare’s. From Old English hara (hare) + braegen (brain). Earliest documented use: 1548.

USAGE:
“Hagrid had some harebrained scheme in hand, which might make him miss Sirius.”
JK Rowling; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; Bloomsbury; 2000.

See more usage examples of harebrained in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music. -Georges Clemenceau, statesman (28 Sep 1841-1929)

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