- (archaic, transitive, intransitive) To talk in a digressive or long-winded way.
- 1692, Roger L’Estrange, “ (please specify the fable number.) (please specify the name of the fable.)”, in Fables, of Æsop and Other Eminent Mythologists: […], London: […] R[ichard] Sare, […], OCLC 228727523:
- Tis very well, Mistress, says he, and are you not a fine Gossiping Lady, do you think, to twattle your Husband thus out of his Life and Fortune?
- (archaic) Chatter; twaddle.
- (archaic, transitive) To make much of, as a domestic animal; to pet.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Grose to this entry?)
twattle (plural twattles)
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for twattle in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)