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  1. foolish; flighty; scatterbrained.
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Origin of rattlebrained

First recorded in 1710–20; rattle1 + brain + -ed3
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Related Words for rattlebrained

empty-headed, flighty, harebrained, scatterbrained, silly, airheaded, rattlebrained, scatty, daffy, dizzy, dopey, eccentric, empty, giddy, goofy, inane, dippy, kooky, absurd, asinine

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Historical Examples of rattlebrained

  • 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