Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A giddy, chattering person; a rattlepate.

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

  • noun An empty, noisy talker.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who makes empty, noisy conversation; a chatterer.

Etymologies

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rattle +‎ head

Examples

  • And while I object to paying taxes to support some rattlehead for the rest of his natural life, I'd rather have it that way than to have someone start a trend of bopping off everybody who has not the ability to absorb the educational level of the scholar.

    Highways in Hiding

  • Spiritualist or other -- I think it was Ophelia Beebe or some rattlehead like her -- got him to go to see a medium who was boardin 'here at the

    Galusha the Magnificent

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