rut·​tle | \ ˈrətᵊl, ˈru̇tᵊl \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of ruttle

 (Entry 1 of 2)

dialectal, British
: rattle

ruttle

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of ruttle (Entry 2 of 2)

dialectal, British
: rattle specifically : death rattle

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First Known Use of ruttle

Intransitive verb

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1713, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ruttle

Intransitive verb

Middle English rutelen; akin to Middle English ratelen to rattle

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“Ruttle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ruttle. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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