Dictionary.com

chatter

[ chat-er ]
/ ˈtʃæt ər /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: chatter / chattered / chattering / chattery on Thesaurus.com

verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
to utter rapidly or purposelessly.
to cause to chatter, as the teeth from cold.
noun
QUIZ
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on “shall” versus “should”? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
Question 1 of 6
Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?

Origin of chatter

1200–50; Middle English chateren; imitative

OTHER WORDS FROM chatter

chat·ter·ing·ly, adverbchat·ter·y, adjectiveoutchatter, verb (used with object)un·chat·ter·ing, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use chatter in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for chatter

chatter
/ (ˈtʃætə) /

verb
noun

Derived forms of chatter

chattery, adjective

Word Origin for chatter

C13: of imitative origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK