Definition of space cadet in English:

space cadet

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noun

  • 1A trainee astronaut.
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    • Hey, I'm not gonna have my future space cadet be late for training.
    • White teeth, square jaws and perfectly coiffed tresses are the order of the day for both sexes in this film, as a group of brave youngsters sign up to become elite space cadets and save their world.
  • 2 informal A person regarded as being out of touch with reality: it’s not surprising that the British rock press has her down as a major space cadet
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    • Sometimes she could be a little bit of a space cadet, but that was only because of her attention deficit disorder, which was kept in check by the meds supplied by her mother every morning when she woke up.
    • But Ashley is still the space cadet that we know and love.
    • He's a total space cadet if he thinks we can track down a fictitious character.

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Pronunciation: ˌastrəˈgāSHən
noun
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