bavardage

noun
ba·​var·​dage | \ ¦ba-vər-¦däzh\
plural -s

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History and Etymology for bavardage

French, from bavarder to gossip, chatter (from Middle French, from bavard chatterbox, from bave slobber, from—assumed—Vulgar Latin bava) + -age

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