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Twattle

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Twattle Act of prating; idle talk; twaddle.
    • v. t Twattle To make much of, as a domestic animal; to pet.
    • v. i Twattle To prate; to talk much and idly; to gabble; to chatter; to twaddle; as, a twattling gossip.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • twattle To chatter unmeaningly or foolishly; jabber; gabble; tattle; twaddle.
    • twattle To utter incoherently or foolishly; repeat idly; tattle.
    • twattle To make much of; fondle; pat, as a horse, cow, dog, etc.
    • n twattle Chatter; gabble; tattle; twaddle. Compare twittle-twattle.
    • n twattle A diminutive person; a dwarf.
    • twattle Twattling; trifling; petty.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Twattle twot′l to twaddle
    • v.t Twattle to repeat idly
    • n Twattle chatter: a dwarf
    • adj Twattle gabbling: trifling
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Tattle Twaddle

Usage

In literature:

Then, having presented to him the leaves of the sycamore, they show him the short and twattle verses that were written in them.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
Then, having presented to him the leaves of the sycamore, they show him the short and twattle verses that were written in them.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book III." by Francois Rabelais
How much brainless twattle do they contain, amid a few grains of wit and humor.
"Continental Monthly, Vol IV, Issue VI, December 1863" by Various
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