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

Origin of chatter

1200–50; Middle English chateren; imitative

Related forms

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

/ (ˈtʃætə) /

verb


noun

Derived Forms

chattery, adjective

Word Origin for chatter

C13: of imitative origin
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