Definition of prittle-prattle in US English:

prittle-prattle

noun

  • Trivial, idle, or childish talk; gossip or chatter; familiar conversation, small talk.

verb

rare
  • no object To chatter, gossip, or talk idly.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in John Olde (d. 1557), translator and religious controversialist. Reduplication (with vowel variation) of prattle<br>mid 16th century; earliest use found in Hugh Latimer (c1485–1555), bishop of Worcester, preacher, and protestant martyr. Reduplication (with vowel variation) of prattle.

Pronunciation

prittle-prattle

/ˈprɪtlˌpratl/