Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as rattle-headed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Rattle-headed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective lacking sense or discretion

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Examples

  • I didn't mind that a bit; I was ready to start enjoying life again, after all the nonsense I'd been through, and to put me in the best fettle there were several letters from Elspeth, in her usual rattle-pated style, full of loving slush about her dear, darling champion whom she was yearning to clasp again to her Loving Bosom (hear! hear! thinks I) when he returned with his Laurels fresh upon his Brow.

    Fiancée

  • He was one of those reckless, rattle-pated, open-hearted, and open-mouthed young gentlemen, who possess the gift of familiarity in its highest perfection, and who scramble carelessly along the journey of life making friends, as the phrase is, wherever they go.

    The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices

  • And foremost among the laughters was doubtless the rattle-pated Boswell.

    The Life of Oliver Goldsmith

  • This man is no rattle-pated fool, who changes his fancies as readily as he changes his clothes.

    Armadale

  • He is a rattle-pated young fool — one of those noisy, rosy, light-haired, good-tempered men whom I particularly detest.

    Armadale

  • I didn't mind that a bit; I was ready to start enjoying life again, after all the nonsense I'd been through, and to put me in the best fettle there were several letters from Elspeth, in her usual rattle-pated style, full of loving slush about her dear, darling champion whom she was yearning to clasp again to her Loving Bosom (hear! hear! thinks I) when he returned with his Laurels fresh upon his Brow.

    Flashman In The Great Game

  • I didn't mind that a bit; I was ready to start enjoying life again, after all the nonsense I'd been through, and to put me in the best fettle there were several letters from Elspeth, in her usual rattle-pated style, full of loving slush about her dear, darling champion whom she was yearning to clasp again to her Loving Bosom (hear! hear! thinks I) when he returned with his Laurels fresh upon his Brow.

    Flashman In The Great Game

  • Frost between that rattle-pated Frankie Taliaferro and her lively self, probably with the laudable intention of seeing whether his face would be permanently disfigured by a smile.

    The Love Affairs of an Old Maid

  • On our approach to the Barrier, our crew, which consisted of as rattle-pated a set as sailors usually are, were doubly active, obeyed every order with alacrity, and so quietly, that the fall of a pin might have been heard at any part of the ship.

    Trade and Travel in the Far East or Recollections of twenty-one years passed in Java, Singapore, Australia and China.

  • It goes to show what a rattle-pated bunch of women they are!

    The Sturdy Oak A composite Novel of American Politics by fourteen American authors

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