Meaning of PATTER in English


~ 1

■ verb

1》 make a repeated light tapping sound.

2》 run with quick light steps.

■ noun a repeated light tapping.


C17: frequentative of pat 1 .


~ 2

■ noun rapid continuous talk, such as that used by a comedian or salesman.

↘rapid speech included in a comic song.

↘the jargon of a profession or other group.

■ verb talk trivially at length.


ME (as v. in the sense 'recite rapidly'): from paternoster .

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