Schwatz

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German swaz; see schwatzen (to chat).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Schwatz m (strong, genitive Schwatzes, plural Schwatze or Schwätze, diminutive Schwätzchen n)

  1. (often in the diminutive) chat
    Synonyms: Unterhaltung, Plauderei, (chiefly southern) Plausch, (chiefly northern) Quatsch, (northern) Schnack

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • The expression einen Schwatz halten, ein Schwätzchen halten (to have a chat) is neutral/positive, whereas the verb schwätzen may have a negative tone.

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Schwatz” in Duden online
  • Schwatz” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache