[rat-l-hed] /ˈræt lˌhɛd/
A silly or stupid person; scatterbrain: Mother would like to travel around but not with an old rattlebrain like you driving (first form 1709+, second 1641+)
[rat-l-peyt] /ˈræt lˌpeɪt/ noun 1. a rattlebrain.
[rat-ler] /ˈræt lər/ noun 1. a rattlesnake. 2. a person or thing that . 3. Informal. a fast freight train. /ˈrætlə/ noun 1. something that rattles 2. (mainly US & Canadian) an informal name for rattlesnake n. mid-15c., “one who talks overmuch,” agent noun from rattle (v.). From c.1300 as a surname. As short for […]
[rat-l-sneyk] /ˈræt lˌsneɪk/ noun 1. any of several New World pit vipers of the genera Crotalus and Sistrurus, having a composed of a series of horny, interlocking elements at the end of the tail. /ˈrætəlˌsneɪk/ noun 1. any of the venomous New World snakes constituting the genera Crotalus and Sistrurus, such as C. horridus (black […]
noun 1. any of several American grape ferns, especially Botrychium virginianium, having clusters of sporangia resembling the rattles of a rattlesnake.