verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- chattel house,
- chattel mortgage,
- chatter mark,
- chattering class
Origin of chatter
Examples from the Web for chattery
What comes as a surprise is how bereft the chattery, clear-eyed Sylvia is when Henry disappears.
"Hello, Uncle Wiggily," answered the chattery squirrel chap.Uncle Wiggily in the Woods|Howard R. Garis
Word Origin for chatter
mid-13c., originally of birds, from chatter (v.).
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]