prate

verb
\ ˈprāt \
prated; prating

Definition of prate 

intransitive verb

: to talk long and idly : chatter

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Other words from prate

prate noun
prater noun
pratingly \ˈprā-tiŋ-lē \ adverb

Examples of prate in a Sentence

the young executive gratingly prated on about his weekend hobnobbing with the rich

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Erinys doesn't prate about democracy or social betterment but simply guards oil pipelines. Bruce Sterling, WIRED, "Coalition of the Billing," 1 July 2004

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First Known Use of prate

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prate

Middle English, from Middle Dutch; akin to Middle Low German pratten to pout

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