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EtymologyEdit

Late 19th c., from Low German quasseln, variant of dwasseln, iterative of Middle Low German dwāsen (to talk nonsense), from dwās (dim-witted, daft), from Old Saxon *dwās, from Proto-Germanic *dwēsaz. This adjective is cognate with Middle High German twās, Dutch dwaas, Old English dwǣs.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈkvazəln/ (usual)
  • IPA(key): /ˈkvasəln/ (less common)
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quasseln (third-person singular simple present quasselt, past tense quasselte, past participle gequasselt, auxiliary haben)

  1. jabber, natter, palaver, yap, gab, jaw, twaddle, rattle on, rabbit on (to talk a lot or talk nonsense)

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