twattle

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare tattle, twaddle.

Verb[edit]

twattle (third-person singular simple present twattles, present participle twattling, simple past and past participle twattled)

  1. (archaic, transitive, intransitive) To talk in a digressive or long-winded way.
Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

twattle

  1. (archaic) Chatter; twaddle.

Etymology 2[edit]

Unknown.

Verb[edit]

twattle (third-person singular simple present twattles, present participle twattling, simple past and past participle twattled)

  1. (archaic, transitive) To make much of, as a domestic animal; to pet.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Grose to this entry?)

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

twattle (plural twattles)

  1. (archaic) A dwarf.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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.)