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prate

prate

verb \ˈprāt\
prat·edprat·ing

Definition of PRATE

intransitive verb
:  to talk long and idly :  chatter
prate noun
prat·er noun
prat·ing·ly \ˈprā-tiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of PRATE

  1. <the young executive gratingly prated on about his weekend hobnobbing with the rich>

Origin of PRATE

Middle English, from Middle Dutch; akin to Middle Low German pratten to pout
First Known Use: 15th century

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