UK [ˈskætə(r)ˌbreɪn] / US [ˈskætərˌbreɪn] noun [countable]
Word forms "scatterbrain":
singular scatterbrain plural scatterbrains informal
someone who does not think in an organized way and often forgets or loses things

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  • scatterbrain — noun Date: 1659 a giddy heedless person …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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