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


Nearby words

  1. chattahoochee,
  2. chattanooga,
  3. chattel,
  4. chattel house,
  5. chattel mortgage,
  6. chatter mark,
  7. chatterati,
  8. chatterbox,
  9. chatterer,
  10. chattering class

Origin of chatter

1200–50; Middle English chateren; imitative

Related formschat·ter·ing·ly, adverbchat·ter·y, adjectiveout·chat·ter, verb (used with object)un·chat·ter·ing, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for chattery

chatter

/ (ˈtʃætə) /

verb

noun

Derived Formschattery, adjective

Word Origin for chatter

C13: of imitative origin

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