prate

verb \ ˈprāt \

Definition of prate

prated; prating
: to talk long and idly : chatter

prate

noun

prater

noun

pratingly

play \ˈprā-tiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of prate in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of prate

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

prate Synonyms

Related Words

gossip, tattle;

descant, discuss, expatiate;

yak (also yack), yammer, yap;

Phrases

blow smoke, chew the fat (also chew the rag), shoot the breeze, talk a blue streak;



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