prattler

prattle

[prat-l]
verb (used without object), prattled, prattling.
1.
to talk in a foolish or simple-minded way; chatter; babble.
verb (used with object), prattled, prattling.
2.
to utter by chattering or babbling.
noun
3.
the act of prattling.
4.
chatter; babble: the prattle of children.
5.
a babbling sound: the prattle of water rushing over stones.

Origin:
1525–35; < Middle Low German pratelen to chatter, frequentative of praten to prate; see -le

prattler, noun
prattlingly, adverb


1. gab, jabber, gabble, blab.
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prattle (ˈprætəl)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to talk in a foolish or childish way; babble
2.  (tr) to utter in a foolish or childish way
 
n
3.  foolish or childish talk
 
[C16: from Middle Low German pratelen to chatter; see prate]
 
'prattler
 
n
 
'prattlingly
 
adv

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prattle
1532, frequentative of prate (q.v.). The noun is attested from 1555.
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