rattlebrain

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rattlebrain

A stupid or foolish person, especially one whose thoughts are disjointed or chaotically disorganized. Sometimes hyphenated. These were not the unpredictable acts of some rattlebrain—they were coldly calculated. I don't know how they could let a rattle-brain like her lead this company.

rattlebrain

n. a stupid person. Please try not to be such a rattlebrain! Pay attention to what you are doing.
References in classic literature ?
He was neither rattle-brained, like Bert, nor coarse like other men she had encountered.