chatter

[ chat-er ]
/ ˈtʃæt ər /

verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

to utter rapidly or purposelessly.
to cause to chatter, as the teeth from cold.

noun

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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
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British Dictionary definitions for chatter

chatter
/ (ˈtʃætə) /

verb

noun

Derived forms of chatter

chattery, adjective

Word Origin for chatter

C13: of imitative origin
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