babbelen

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch babbelen, related to Middle Low German babbelen, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *babalōną.

Alternatively, related to the Tower of Babel

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Verb[edit]

babbelen (past singular babbelde, past participle gebabbeld)

  1. to chatter, to chit-chat, to talk casually

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False friend of the English verb to babble.