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[blat-er] /ˈblæt ər/
verb (used without object)
to chatter volubly.
verb (used with object)
to utter volubly.
the act or sound of blattering.
Origin of blatter
1545-55; < Latin blaterāre to prate, babble; use and spelling probably altered by association with other expressive verbs ending in -er6
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blatterer, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "Whitaker has quit," announced Mr. blatter, who acted as sales manager.

  • He will gar them blatter and bleeze upon the burning coals of hell!

    The Men of the Moss-Hags S. R. Crockett
  • Patsy had been teaching her companion such phrases as "a blatter o' sleet," an "on-ding o' snaw," and a "thresh o' rain."

    Patsy S. R. Crockett
  • "He's as conscientious as a Pilgrim father," remarked Mr. blatter.

  • The Deacon there couldna let blatter wi' a hearty oath to save his withered sowl.

    The House with the Green Shutters George Douglas Brown
  • "I suppose it will have to be Hydeman, then," remarked Mr. blatter, rising.

  • It was his willingness to take on overtime work, and his quiet competence that first attracted the approving eye of Mr. blatter.

  • For years it had been without a lock; ever since a blatter of wind and rain drove the door against the fire-place.

    Auld Licht Idyls J. M. Barrie

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