One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A rattle consisting of a bag containing pellets or other small objects, especially (in later use) one used to attract deer when hunting, etc.
2British. An assortment; a miscellany; = "ragbag".
Of a vehicle: rattly, rickety.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Arthur Golding (d. 1606), translator. From rattle + bag.
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