Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A noisy, empty fellow; a trifling or impertinent chatterer.

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

  • noun A rattlehead.

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  • noun A rattlehead.

Etymologies

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rattle +‎ pate

Examples

  • More than once—rattlepate that I am—it has occurred to me that now that the late Lord Dallingham has passed on to his reward without an heir, you are in line for the title.

    Eighteen

  • More than once—rattlepate that I am—it has occurred to me that now that the late Lord Dallingham has passed on to his reward without an heir, you are in line for the title.

    Eighteen

  • Helpstone and Rippingille to Bristol, where he lived for several years, the latter repeatedly urged his poet-friend to visit him, and this is the way in which the amusing rattlepate wrote: --

    Life and Remains of John Clare "The Northamptonshire Peasant Poet"

  • Mr. Belt was leaning down from the carriage to my father's ear, and that both were very grave, until Puss Sheppard, like the rattlepate she was, whispered loudly to Mr. Strobia:

    Marion Harland's autobiography : the story of a long life,

  • I know I'm a rattlepate, but that's what I'm going to do.

    The Wrong Twin

  • She was unquestionably what she had confessed herself to be -- a rattlepate.

    The Wrong Twin

  • They danced, and Patricia was still the rattlepate.

    The Wrong Twin

  • "Did you ever know such a rattlepate?" exclaimed Mrs. Turner, as the long legs went striding down the row, and the young officers sat gazing after him in wonderment.

    Marion's Faith.

  • Free, the humane and charming rattlepate to whom we owe Paul Goslett and the excellent and pleasing Potts!

    Views and Reviews Essays in appreciation

  • As for Charlie, he’d always been a rattlepate; it was easy to tempt him into regaling them with colorful tales of wagers gone wrong, of the exploits of the younger bucks.

    The Perfect Lover

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