Bird brain

Topic

Bird Brain

Definition

An idiom used to describe someone as being foolish or having limited intelligence.

Examples

My brother may be a bit of a bird brain, but he sure has a good heart!

That girl is a real bird brain; she can’t seem to figure out the simplest of tasks!

Origin

The phrase can be traced back to the early 20th century, and is thought to reference the perceived lack of intelligence among birds, compared to other animals.

FAQs

Q

What does “Bird Brain” mean?

A

The phrase is used to describe someone as being foolish or having limited intelligence.