They drove home through twilight Paris, her arm passed through his, while she chattered gaily.
For he too—say what he would—was implicated, he had listened and had chattered a little himself.
Little Mr. Brown, having been busy as he chattered, unheeded by her!
A full hour of this, and sometimes he chattered and shook in a nervous chill.
Thus they chattered, and talked it over leisurely around the fire.
"No, sir; sober's you was the day you was born," chattered the cook.
This is all, be quick and go, More than all thou canst not know; Let me now my pinions ply, I have chattered like a pie.
While we were walking from here to my place we chattered, and chattered, and chattered.
But Stephen chattered and sparkled undeterred, and the old ladies chuckled and crooned with satisfaction.
They said I chattered and screamed, and had to be held down in the bed.
early 13c., chateren "to twitter, gossip," earlier cheateren, chiteren, of echoic origin. Cf. Dutch koeteren "jabber," Danish kvidre "twitter, chirp." Related: Chattered; chattering. Phrase chattering class in use by 1893, with a reference perhaps from 1843:
Such was the most interesting side of the fatal event to that idle chattering class of London life to whom the collision of heaven and earth were important only as affording matter for "news!" [Catherine Grace F. Gore ("Mrs. Gore"), "The Banker's Wife," 1843]
mid-13c., originally of birds, from chatter (v.).