One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Idle gossip.‘a bore whose bavardage could easily unsettle one's reason’
tittle-tattle, tattle, rumour, rumours, whispers, stories, tales, canards, titbitsView synonyms
- ‘Thus, the public - and the academy - is assaulted with abstract social work or political bavardage that is alien, irrelevant, and unreal.’
- ‘Such bavardage (foolish chatter) is not getting us anywhere; this is supposed to be a review of the past 12 months of football madness.’
- ‘Much bavardage occurs in which Celia gets the keys to Silas's car and spits in his face about his total worthlessness.’
French, from bavarder ‘to chatter’, from bavard ‘talkative’, from bave ‘drivel’.
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