Prate meaning

prāt
Talk to little purpose; trifling talk; unmeaning loquacity.
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To talk much and to little purpose; to chatter; to be loquacious; to speak foolishly; to babble.
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Prate is defined as to talk on and on about unimportant things.

An example of prate is to chatter and gossip.

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To talk idly and at length; chatter.
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To talk much and foolishly; chatter.
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To tell idly; blab.
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Idle talk; chatter.
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Origin of prate

  • Middle English praten from Middle Dutch prāten

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

  • 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").

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