from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun Chatter; gabble; tattle; twaddle. Compare twittle-twattle.
  • noun A diminutive person; a dwarf.
  • Twattling; trifling; petty.

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

  • transitive verb Prov. Eng. To make much of, as a domestic animal; to pet.
  • intransitive verb To prate; to talk much and idly; to gabble; to chatter; to twaddle.
  • noun Act of prating; idle talk; twaddle.

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

  • verb archaic To talk in a digressive or long-winded way.


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