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

  • intransitive v. To gossip or talk idly.
  • n. Gossip; idle talk.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. gossip, chit-chat
  • v. to gossip or chit-chat
  • n. frivolous or nonsensical talk; prattle; chatter

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See clover.
  • n. Frivolous or nonsensical talk; prattle; chattering.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • v. talk socially without exchanging too much information


Perhaps of Celtic origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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