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rattlepate

[ rat-l-peyt ]
/ ˈræt lˌpeɪt /
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noun
a rattlebrain.
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Origin of rattlepate

First recorded in 1635–45; rattle1 + pate

OTHER WORDS FROM rattlepate

rat·tle·pat·ed, adjective
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How to use rattlepate in a sentence

  • Mrs. Crabtree's girl had married the third son of Sir Reginald Rattlepate.

    Mr. Scarborough's Family|Anthony Trollope
  • But whod ever have expected that rattlepate to think out everything as he has done?

    The Last of the Flatboats|George Cary Eggleston
  • Lewis regarded him as a conceited rattlepate, whose sole talent lay in the art of making money—whose glory was his purse.

    Husks|Marion Harland
  • She was unquestionably what she had confessed herself to be—a rattlepate.

    The Wrong Twin|Harry Leon Wilson
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