from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Idle talk; chatter

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Much talking; prattle; chatter.


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  • Small talk, chitchat.

    May 12, 2008

  • JM has a small satchel of bavardage that he reaches in to from time to time

    March 8, 2009

  • JM loves a good old bavardage session - wag that chin and shoot that there breeze!!

    September 22, 2010

  • Palaver that’s boredom’s camouflage

    Is chatter - no more than bavardage.

    Enlivened with zest

    Of banter and jest

    It jumps up to jolly persiflage.

    January 17, 2018