rattlepated

rattlepate

[rat-l-peyt]
noun
a rattlebrain.

Origin:
1635–45; rattle1 + pate

rattlepated, adjective
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rattlepated

adjective
lacking sense or discretion; "his rattlebrained crackpot ideas"; "how rattlepated I am! I've forgotten what I came for"- Glenway Westcott [syn: rattlebrained
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