Schwatz

See also: schwatz

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German swaz; see schwatzen (to chat).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Schwatz m (strong, genitive Schwatzes, plural Schwatze or Schwätze, diminutive Schwätzchen n)

  1. (often in the diminutive) chat
    Synonyms: Unterhaltung, Plauderei, (chiefly southern) Plausch, (chiefly northern) Quatsch, (northern) Schnack

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

  • The expression einen Schwatz halten, ein Schwätzchen halten (to have a chat) is neutral/positive, whereas the verb schwätzen may have a negative tone.

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Schwatz” in Duden online
  • Schwatz” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache