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prittle-prattle

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. empty talk; prattle

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Empty talk; trifling loquacity; prattle; -- used in contempt or ridicule.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Empty or idle talk; trifling loquacity.

Etymologies

Reduplication of prattle. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I used to watch for her letters, though mere prittle-prattle and chit-chat, received them with delight, though myself was accused in them, and stigmatized as I deserved.

    Pamela

  • As their noisome prittle-prattle faded into the distance, Habrunt felt the danger pass.

    Si'Wren of the Patriarchs

  • And who can tell but that their tattling would last a whole night, for there's hardly one of them who hath not at the least a hundred in their Budgets; but because it is high time that either the Dry or Wet-Nurse must go to swathe the child, they begin to break off and shorten their prittle-prattle.

    The Ten Pleasures of Marriage and the Second Part, The Confession of the New Married Couple

  • "Have done with your whispered prittle-prattle, Jan, and let me have sight of this fellow," he called angrily.

    Janice Meredith

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