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intr.v. prat·ed, prat·ing, prates
To talk idly and at length; chatter: "Your eccentric fools who prate about method without understanding it" (Edgar Allan Poe).

[Middle English praten, from Middle Dutch prāten.]

prat′er n.
prat′ing·ly adv.
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Noun1.prater - an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talkerprater - an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker
speaker, talker, verbaliser, verbalizer, utterer - someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous); "the speaker at commencement"; "an utterer of useful maxims"
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