Prate Definition

prāt
prated, prates, prating
verb
prated, prates, prating
To tell idly; blab.
Webster's New World
To talk much and foolishly; chatter.
Webster's New World
noun
prates
Idle talk; chatter.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Prate

Noun

Singular:
prate
Plural:
prates

Origin of Prate

  • From Middle English praten; related to Dutch praten (“to talk, chat"), Low German praten, Danish prate, Swedish prata (“to talk, prate"), Faroese práta (“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 bredzić (“to rave, jabber"), Latvian bradāt (“to talk nonsense").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English praten from Middle Dutch prāten

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

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