A trio of women laughing and talking.
An example of prate is to chatter and gossip.
Origin of prateMiddle English praten ; from MDu, probably of echoic origin, originally
intransitive verbprat·ed, prat·ing, prates
Origin of prateMiddle English praten, from Middle Dutch praten.
(third-person singular simple present prates, present participle prating, simple past and past participle prated)
From Middle English praten; related to Dutch praten (“to talk, chat"), Low German praten, Danish prate, Swedish prata (“to talk, prate"), Faroese prÃ¡ta (“to talk, gossip"), Icelandic prata; all ultimately from Proto-Germanic *prattuz (“idle or boastful talk, deceit"), from Proto-Indo-European *brodno- (“to wander, rove"). Cognate with Polish bredziÄ‡ (“to rave, jabber"), Latvian bradÄt (“to talk nonsense").