chitter

[chit-er]

Origin of chitter

1350–1400; Middle English che(a)teren, chiteren, variant of chateren to chatter
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British Dictionary definitions for chitter

chitter

verb (intr)
  1. mainly US to twitter or chirp
  2. a dialect word for shiver 1, chatter (def. 3)

Word Origin for chitter

C14: of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for chitter
v.

c.1200, imitative of birds. Related: Chittered; chittering.

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