Natter



[nat-er] /ˈnæt ər/

verb (used without object)
1.
to talk incessantly; chatter.
noun
2.
a conversation; chat.
/ˈnætə/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to talk idly and at length; chatter or gossip
noun
2.
prolonged idle chatter or gossip
v.

“grumble, chatter aimlessly, nag,” 1829, northern England dialect variant of gnatter “to chatter, grumble,” earlier (18c.) “to nibble away,” probably of echoic origin. Related: Nattered; nattering. As a noun, 1866, from the verb.

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