chatter etymology

English word chatter comes from Middle English (1100-1500) chiteren

Detailed word origin of chatter

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
chiteren Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
chateren Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
chatter English (eng) (intransitive) Of teeth, machinery, etc, to make a noise by rapid collisions.. (intransitive) To talk idly.. To utter sounds which somewhat resemble language, but are inarticulate and indistinct. An intermittent noise, as from vibration.. In national security, the degree of communication between suspect groups and individuals, used to gauge the degree of expected terrorist activity.. Talk, [...]