Definitions

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  • adjective noisy
  • adjective giddy; unsteady

Etymologies

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rattle +‎ headed

Examples

  • The Holmes boy was fatally shot by a rattleheaded searcher near Five-Mile Pond, and distraught parents began to take thought of their own lads missing from school.

    O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1920

  • How infinitely is thy puddle-headed, rattleheaded, wrong-headed, round-headed slave indebted to thy super-eminent goodness, that from the luminous path of thy own right-lined rectitude, thou lookest benignly down on an erring wretch, of whom the zig-zag wanderings defy all the powers of calculation, from the simple copulation of units, up to the hidden mysteries of fluxions!

    The Letters of Robert Burns

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