Etymology 1 Edit
Middle English , from earlier chateren , cheteren chiteren ( “ to twitter, chatter, jabber ” ), of imitative origin. Compare Flemish schateren ( “ chatter ” ), , Dutch schetteren koeteren ( “ jabber ” ), German dialectal kaudern ( “ to gobble (like a turkey) ” ), Danish kvidre ( “ to twitter, chirp ” ).
chatter ( ) uncountable
Talk, especially meaningless or unimportant talk. The
sound of talking. The sound made by a
intermittent noise, as from vibration.
Proper brake adjustment will help to reduce the chatter. In national security, the degree of
communication between suspect groups and individuals, used to gauge the degree of expected terrorist activity.
The NSA is concerned about increased chatter between known terror groups.
talk, especially meaningless or unimportant talk
Geplapper (de) , n Gequatsche (de) , n Geschnatter , n Gequake , n Geschwätz (de) , n Gequassel (de) n Irish:
aighneas m Japanese:
無駄話 ( むだばなし, mudabanashi ), 冗言 ( じょうげん, jōgen ) Portuguese:
болтовня́ (ru) f ( boltovnjá ), трёп (ru) m ( trjop ) Scottish Gaelic:
goileam m Spanish:
parloteo , (es) cotorreo (es) Swedish:
babbel (sv) , n pladder (sv) n Turkish:
çene çalmak , (tr) gevezelik (tr)
intermittent noise, as from vibration
degree of communication between suspects
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chatter ( third-person singular simple present , chatters present participle , chattering simple past and past participle ) chattered
( intransitive ) To talk idly.
They knitted and chattered the whole time. Shakespeare
To tame a shrew, and charm her
( intransitive ) Of teeth, machinery, etc, to make a noise by rapid collisions.
He was so cold that his teeth were chattering. To utter sounds which somewhat resemble language, but are inarticulate and indistinct.
The jaw makes answer, as the magpie
to utter sounds that are large inarticulate
Etymology 2 Edit
+ chat -er
chatter ( plural ) chatters one who
( Internet ) a user of chat rooms
2013, Michael K. Sullivan, Sexual Minorities (page 148)
During the chat sessions, two outreach team members would engage in a conversation about the topic chosen for that event in the main chat room and entice other
chatters to join in.
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