prattler


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prat·tle

 (prăt′l)
v. prat·tled, prat·tling, prat·tles
v.intr.
To talk or chatter idly or meaninglessly; babble or prate.
v.tr.
To utter or express by chattering foolishly or babbling.
n.
Idle or meaningless chatter; babble.

[ Frequentative of prate.]

prat′tler n.
prat′tling·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prattler - someone who speaks in a childish way
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"
Translations

prattler

n (pej: = chatterbox) → Plappermaul nt
References in classic literature ?
M'Choakumchild reported that she had a very dense head for figures; that, once possessed with a general idea of the globe, she took the smallest conceivable interest in its exact measurements; that she was extremely slow in the acquisition of dates, unless some pitiful incident happened to be connected therewith; that she would burst into tears on being required (by the mental process) immediately to name the cost of two hundred and forty-seven muslin caps at fourteen-pence halfpenny; that she was as low down, in the school, as low could be; that after eight weeks of induction into the elements of Political Economy, she had only yesterday been set right by a prattler three feet high, for returning to the question,
She had been remarkable, when a tender prattler for an uncommon talent in counterfeiting the walk and manner of a bailiff: in which character she had learned to tap her little playfellows on the shoulder, and to carry them off to imaginary sponging-houses, with a correctness of imitation which was the surprise and delight of all who witnessed her performances, and which was only to be exceeded by her exquisite manner of putting an execution into her doll's house, and taking an exact inventory of the chairs and tables.
Some of your critics call you a big time prattler .
She's tall, blond, bright, an eruditely witty prattler who obviously has doctored the contents of that Diet Coke can.
Pusterpalk is a lurker in the brush, a prattler with a nose like a cat and a large hump on his back.
He rode Prattler and Maltese Wanderer to win the National Hunt Chase just after the war, and his wife's Jimmy Scot won the Kim Muir in 1966.
Meeting such a peacock prattler makes a lively diversion from the usual blahbland world, where shades of beige are all the rage.