Origin of rataplanFr: echoic of drumming
transitive verb-·planned′, -·plan′ning
Origin of rataplanFrench of imitative origin
- A continuous, even drumming or rapping, as of the hooves of a galloping horse, or machine-gun fire.
(third-person singular simple present rataplans, present participle rataplanning, simple past and past participle rataplanned)
- To drum repeatedly.
From French ran tan plan, onomatopoeic.