It is enough to make Agnewesque nattering nabobs of negativism proud.
Chuck Todd took over Meet the Press barely a month ago, and already the chattering class is nattering for his head.
"grumble, chatter aimlessly, nag," 1829, northern England dialect variant of gnatter "to chatter, grumble," earlier (18c.) "to nibble away," probably of echoic origin. Related: Nattered; nattering. As a noun, 1866, from the verb.