Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A giddy, chattering person; a rattlepate.

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  • noun A rattlebrained person.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Jumping up and down in excitement, his pouches bouncing around wildly, Tas turned without answering and dashed off, leaving the dwarf fuming on the stairs, calling out, "Who's here, you rattlebrain?"

    Finnegan teoriza la practica de cuerdas

  • And as for your prisoner, it's a wonder you weren't both killed, you rattlebrain!

    Finnegan teoriza la practica de cuerdas

  • "Nowjust a minute, you old rattlebrain, I never killed no one but the dragon!"

    Smart Dragons, Foolish Elves

  • "Nowjust a minute, you old rattlebrain, I never killed no one but the dragon!"

    Smart Dragons, Foolish Elves

  • And as for your prisoner, it's a wonder you weren't both killed, you rattlebrain!

    Dragons of Spring Dawning

  • Jumping up and down in excitement, his pouches bouncing around wildly, Tas turned without answering and dashed off, leaving the dwarf fuming on the stairs, calling out, "Who's here, you rattlebrain?"

    Dragons of Spring Dawning

  • And yet Billy was a bit uncertain whether indeed it were he -- yonder chap about his own age chatting and laughing in free-hearted way, leaning against a gun; a genial young fellow enough to look at, and something of a rattlebrain, to all appearance.

    Billy Budd

  • Jack was welcome to the Portmans and the Portmans to Jack, and that if old Grayson had any money, which he very much doubted, he'd better hoist it overboard than give it to that rattlebrain.

    Peter: a novel of which he is not the hero

  • Souter John and Tam O'Shanter, otherwise called Somnus and Morpheus, two very good fellows, though one was not very bright, and the other an arrant rattlebrain, who, though much listened to by some, no wise man would believe under oath.

    The Confidence-Man

  • A poet is no rattlebrain, saying what comes uppermost, and, because he says every thing, saying, at last, something good; but a heart in unison with his time and country.

    Representative Man (1850)

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