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: to talk long and idly : chatter
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babble, blab, cackle, chat, chatter, converse, gab, gabble, gas, jabber, jaw, kibitz (also kibbitz), palaver, patter, prattle, rap, rattle, run on, schmooze (or shmooze), talk, twitter, visit
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15th century, in the meaning defined above
Middle English, from Middle Dutch; akin to Middle Low German pratten to pout
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occurring twice a year or every two years
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