rut·​tle | \ ˈrətᵊl, ˈru̇tᵊl \

Definition of ruttle

 (Entry 1 of 2)

dialectal, British


\ " \
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


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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