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To talk a lot about other people or unimportant things - thesaurus

Synonyms

gossip

verb

to talk about other people or about things that are not important

chatter

verb

to talk continuously in a fast informal way, usually about unimportant subjects

prattle

verb

to talk in a silly way for a long time about unimportant things

babble

verb

to talk for a long time about things that are not interesting or important

jaw

verb

informal to talk, usually for longer than is necessary

waffle

verb

Britishinformal to talk or write using a lot of words but without saying anything interesting or important

witter

verb

Britishinformal to talk a lot about boring or silly things

talk through your hat

to talk a lot about a subject that you do not really understand

run off at the mouth

Americanspoken to talk too much

blather

verb

informal to talk for a long time about something that is boring or not important

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blether

verb

Britishinformal to talk continuously about things that are not important

chunter

verb

Britishinformal to talk for a long time about something that other people do not find interesting

gab

verb

informal to talk a lot and for a long time about unimportant things

gas

verb

informal to talk a lot about unimportant things

prate

verb

an old word meaning to talk in a silly way for a long time about unimportant things

twitter

verb

informal to talk a lot about unimportant things

yack

another spelling of yak

yak

verb

informal to talk a lot, usually about nothing important

yap

verb

if a person yaps, they talk a lot, usually about nothing important

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hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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Open Dictionary

sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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