Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To gossip or talk idly.
  • noun Gossip; idle talk.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To climb.
  • noun An obsolete or dialectal form of clover.
  • To talk idly or foolishly; talk much and at random.
  • noun A shortened form of claviger.
  • noun An idle story.
  • noun plural Idle talk; gossip.

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

  • noun See clover.
  • noun Scot. & North of Eng. Frivolous or nonsensical talk; prattle; chattering.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Scotland gossip, chit-chat
  • verb to gossip or chit-chat
  • noun UK, Scotland, dialect frivolous or nonsensical talk; prattle; chatter

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb talk socially without exchanging too much information

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Perhaps of Celtic origin.]

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