verb (used without object), prat·ed, prat·ing.
verb (used with object), prat·ed, prat·ing.
- prasad, rajendra,
Origin of prate
Examples from the Web for prating
I have seen him more than once on outpost duty, prating away as if he had a beard on his chin.Under the Storm|Charlotte M. Yonge
I professed my ignorance of the way, to which he only replied, 'There is no time for prating—get up behind me.'Red Gauntlet|Sir Walter Scott
T was he set us all agog in the beginning with his preaching and prating.Long Will|Florence Converse
If I had time, and was not in mortal dread of some prating prig of a servant passing, I would know what all this means.Jane Eyre|Charlotte Bronte
Well, Mr. Macdonald was prating, as usual, about the antiquity of Scotland and its aeons of stirring history.Penelope's Experiences in Scotland|Kate Douglas Wiggin
Word Origin for prate
early 15c., from or related to Middle Dutch praten "to chatter" (c.1400), from a West Germanic imitative root (cf. East Frisian proten, Middle Low German praten, Middle High German braten, Swedish prata "to talk, chatter"). Related: Prated; prating. As a noun from 1570s.