rattlebrain
noun Date: 1709 a flighty or thoughtless person • rattlebrained adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • rattlebrain — [rat′ lpāt΄rat′ lbrān΄] n. a frivolous, talkative person: also rattlepate [rat′ lpāt΄] rattlebrained adj …   English World dictionary

  • rattlebrain — n. a stupid person. □ Is that rattlebrain here again? □ Please try not to be such a rattlebrain! Pay attention to what you are doing …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • rattlebrain — /rat l brayn /, n. a giddy, empty headed, talkative person. [1700 10; RATTLE1 + BRAIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • rattlebrain — noun A rattlebrained person …   Wiktionary

  • rattlebrain — n. stupid and talkative person …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rattlebrain — rat•tle•brain [[t]ˈræt lˌbreɪn[/t]] n. a silly or easily distracted person • Etymology: 1700–10 rat′tle•brained , adj …   From formal English to slang

  • rattlebrain — /ˈrætlbreɪn/ (say ratlbrayn) noun a giddy, empty headed chatterer. Also, rattlehead /ˈrætlhɛd/ (say ratlhed), rattlepate /ˈrætlpeɪt/ (say ratlpayt). {rattle1 + brain} …   Australian English dictionary

  • rattlebrain — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a rattlebrained person : an empty headed chatterer * * * /rat l brayn /, n. a giddy, empty headed, talkative person. [1700 10; RATTLE1 + BRAIN] * * * rattˈlebrain, rattˈlehead or rattˈlepate noun A shallow, voluble, volatile …   Useful english dictionary

  • rattlehead — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : rattlebrain his idea of a mighty pretty girl was a rattlehead W.A.White * * * rattleheaded, adj. /rat l hed /, n. a rattlebrain. [1635 45; RATTLE1 + HEAD] * * * rattˈlebrain …   Useful english dictionary

  • rattlepate — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : rattlebrain * * * rattlepated, adj. /rat l payt /, n. a rattlebrain. [1635 45; RATTLE1 + PATE] * * * rattˈlebrain, rattˈlehead or rattˈlepate noun A …   Useful english dictionary

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