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1A lewd or wanton woman; a prostitute, a strumpet. Also as a general term of abuse for a woman. Now archaic and English regional (northern).
2A woman given to nagging; a scold. Compare callet. Now English regional (northern).
verbEnglish Regional, Northern
no object English regional (northern). To chatter, to gossip. Now rare.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Thomas Hoccleve (c1367–1426), poet and clerk. Origin uncertain<br>early 17th century (in an earlier sense). From callet.
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