verb (used without object)
- to talk incessantly; chatter.
- a conversation; chat.
- (intr) to talk idly and at length; chatter or gossip
- prolonged idle chatter or gossip
v.“grumble, chatter aimlessly, nag,” 1829, northern England dialect variant of gnatter “to chatter, grumble,” earlier (18c.) “to nibble away,” probably of echoic origin. Related: Nattered; nattering. As a noun, 1866, from the verb.