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yatter

[ yat-er ]
/ ˈyæt ər /
Informal.
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verb (used without object)
to chatter or jabber.
noun
chatter; idle talk.
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Origin of yatter

1865–70; perhaps ya(p) + (cha)tter

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How to use yatter in a sentence

  • They will be out talk-talking, yatter-yattering when the kye are being milked in the morning.

    The Dew of Their Youth|S. R. Crockett
  • I replied, for the woman's yatter, yatter easily vexed me, being still weak.

British Dictionary definitions for yatter

yatter
/ (ˈjætə, Scottish ˈjɑtər) Scot /

verb (intr)
to talk at length; chatter
noun
continuous chatter

Word Origin for yatter

of imitative origin
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