See also: absentminded
- Absent in mind; abstracted; preoccupied; forgetful or careless due to distraction; easily distracted. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]
- It took the absent-minded man twenty minutes to find his glasses on top of his head.
absent in mind
- ^ “absent-minded” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 9.