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rattlebrained

[rat-l-breynd]
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  1. foolish; flighty; scatterbrained.

Origin of rattlebrained

First recorded in 1710–20; rattle1 + brain + -ed3
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Historical Examples

  • Stop that bosh, you rattlebrained young ass, and come and take a farewell drink.

    By Rock and Pool on an Austral Shore, and Other Stories

    Louis Becke