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 ?
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.
Would you think, sir, I used to call her my little prattler? She hath not spoke twenty words this week."
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,
Some saw Dershowitz as a preening prattler who cried foul at the first hint of criticism.
students wrote for the school paper, The Prattler. Our theme for the
2 of Prattler Auswanderer im Osten Europas (Pratteln: H.
Doug Bittinger has been an author, writer, and prattler since the 1970s.
Some of your critics call you a big time prattler ...
(19) Dostoevsky, although expressing some ambivalence, seems to have viewed Chatsky largely as an immoderate prattler, if a sincere one, who was out of touch with his own country: [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (He was very much an uneducated Muscovite who spent his entire life shouting other people's words about European education) and [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (If he hadn't wailed, hadn't shouted such at the ball, as if he'd lost everything he had ...
The fair-haired prattler! she, with matron airs, Who gravely lectures her rebellious doll-- "Annie will be papa's own darling child, Dear papa's blessing." Ah!
Pusterpalk is a lurker in the brush, a prattler with a nose like a cat and a large hump on his back.