prate

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verb \ˈprāt\

Definition of prate

prated

prating

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  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>

Origin and Etymology of prate

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


First Known Use: 15th century


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