1Of a person: that is or behaves like a rantipole.
2Characteristic of or befitting a rantipole; wild, disorderly, rakish, boisterous.
1archaic, literary A wild, ill-behaved, boisterous, or disorderly man or woman; a roisterer, a rogue; a rake; a minx.
2British archaic, literary, dialect A see-saw; (occasionally in plural) the game of swinging on a see-saw.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Mercurius Democritus. Origin uncertain; perhaps a fanciful formation from rant + poll.