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chat·ter / ˈchatər/ • v. [intr.] talk rapidly or incessantly about trivial matters. ∎  (of a bird, monkey, or machine) make a series of quick high-pitched sounds. ∎  (of a person's teeth) click repeatedly together, typically from cold or fear. • n. incessant trivial talk: a stream of idle chatter. ∎  a series of quick high-pitched sounds: the chatter of a typewriter. ∎  undesirable vibration in a mechanism: the wipers should operate without chatter. DERIVATIVES: chat·ter·y adj.

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chatter

chatter vb. XIII. imit.; see -ER 5.
Hence as sb. XIII. chatterbox XIX.

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chatter

chatterattar, batter, bespatter, chatter, clatter, flatter, hatter, Kenyatta, latter, matamata, matter, natter, patter, platter, ratter, regatta, satyr, scatter, shatter, smatter, spatter, splatter, yatter •abstractor, actor, attractor, compactor, contractor, enactor, exactor, extractor, factor, infractor, protractor, redactor, refractor, tractor, transactor •Atlanta, banter, canter, infanta, levanter, manta, ranter, Santa, tam-o'-shanter •adaptor, captor, chapter, raptor •Antofagasta, aster, Astor, canasta, Jocasta, oleaster, pasta, piastre (US piaster), pilaster, poetaster, Rasta, Zoroasterdragster, gagster •Baxter • prankster • hamster •gangsta, gangster •malefactor • benefactor •pitter-patter • subcontractor •chiropractor

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