Th'art a prating ass, there's no goodness in thee, I warrant, how dost thou?Vio.
I will have no gallivanting, no cozening and smiling and prating and distracting.
I professed my ignorance of the way, to which he only replied, 'There is no time for prating—get up behind me.'
And now let there be no more of this prating in mid-battle as though we were children.
“I am tired of thy watching and prating,” declared Francis with spirit.
prating like a school-boy about a summons from Miss Wardour.
That the young waterman is no prating fellow he has already had proof, while of his loyalty he never doubted.
T was he set us all agog in the beginning with his preaching and prating.
It is not only my opinion, Col. Morden (proceeded the prating Peer), but it is the opinion of all my family.
There's no end to the mischief done by these busy, prating men.
early 15c., from or related to Middle Dutch praten "to chatter" (c.1400), from a West Germanic imitative root (cf. East Frisian proten, Middle Low German praten, Middle High German braten, Swedish prata "to talk, chatter"). Related: Prated; prating. As a noun from 1570s.