from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To talk in a digressive or long-winded way.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Act of prating; idle talk; twaddle.
- intransitive v. To prate; to talk much and idly; to gabble; to chatter; to twaddle.
- transitive v. To make much of, as a domestic animal; to pet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To chatter unmeaningly or foolishly; jabber; gabble; tattle; twaddle.
- To utter incoherently or foolishly; repeat idly; tattle.
- To make much of; fondle; pat, as a horse, cow, dog, etc.
- n. Chatter; gabble; tattle; twaddle. Compare twittle-twattle.
- n. A diminutive person; a dwarf.
- Twattling; trifling; petty.
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The only thing you prove is that you are naive, with your self serving twattle, and your attempts at 'appeals to authority'.
And you Twittle and twattle shifting moral concerns as your little outrage charade is pwned for what it is – a laughable concoction of mock and laughable assertions which do not even begin to stand up to factual scrutiny.
Then, having presented to him the leaves of the sycamore, they show him the short and twattle verses that were written in them.
'Oppodeldoc' (whoever he is) has the audacity to demand of us, for his twattle, a 'speedy insertion and prompt pay.'
Twittle-twattle, which in his day combined the senses now expressed by twaddle and tittle-tattle, is a 'vile word.'
How much brainless twattle do they contain, amid a few grains of wit and humor.
Much was idle twattle and the giddiness of a woman that will be talking.
Sir Edward, who resembles not Horry in his love for the twittle-twattle of the town, is a passable performer on the bass viol, and a hermit -- the Hermit of Pall
-- We care not for one of your modern libraries, with its spruce shelves, filled with the sickly effusions of romantic triflers -- the solemn, philosophical nonsense of Arthur, the dandified affectation of Willis, and the clever but wearisome twittle-twattle of Dickens -- once great in himself, now living on the fading reputation of past greatness; we care not to enter
We have good reason to believe that one great cause of this is, that his name has often been confounded with that of another and altogether different species of NEAL, whose infinite twattle -- infinite alike in degree and quantity -- has prejudiced the public mind against any thing that may seem to come in 'questionable shape' from a questionable source.
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