space cadet


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space cadet

n. Slang
One who shows difficulty in grasping or responding appropriately to serious or necessary concerns; a spacy person: "the screwups and the space cadets—in other words, the fringe element" (Linda Ellerbee).

space cadet

n
slang a person who is eccentric or out of touch with reality, as if affected by drugs

space′ cadet`



n. Slang.
a person who seems dazed or out of touch with reality, due or as if due to drugs.
[1975–80, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.space cadet - someone who seems unable to respond appropriately to reality (as if under the influence of some narcotic drug)
narcotic - a drug that produces numbness or stupor; often taken for pleasure or to reduce pain; extensive use can lead to addiction
simpleton, simple - a person lacking intelligence or common sense
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