Chatter Definition

chătər
chattered, chattering, chatters
verb
chattered, chattering, chatters
To utter with a chattering sound.
Webster's New World
To talk fast, incessantly, and foolishly.
Webster's New World
To make short, indistinct sounds in rapid succession.
Birds and squirrels chatter.
Webster's New World
To click together rapidly, as the teeth do when the lower jaw trembles from fright or cold.
Webster's New World
To click quickly and repeatedly.
Our teeth chattered from the cold.
American Heritage
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noun
chatters
The act or sound of chattering.
Webster's New World
Rapid, foolish talk.
Webster's New World
Communication, such as e-mail and cell phone calls, between people who are involved in terrorism or espionage, as monitored by a government agency.
American Heritage
The sharp, rapid sounds made by some birds and animals.
American Heritage
A series of quick rattling or clicking sounds.
American Heritage
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Origin of Chatter

  • From Middle English chateren (“to chatter”), of imitative origin.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English chateren of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • chat +‎ -er

    From Wiktionary

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