English Thesaurus
(verb) 
Definition
to talk continuously about unimportant matters
They had a chance to yak during the break.
Synonyms
gossip
We gossiped well into the night.
,
go on
They're always going on about choice and market forces.
,
gab (informal)
,
rabbit (on) (British, informal)
,
run on
,
jaw (slang)
jawing for half an hour with the very affable waiter
,
chatter
Everyone was chattering away in different languages.
,
spout (informal)
She would go red in the face and start to spout.
,
waffle (informal, mainly British)
some guy on TV waffling on about some new product
,
yap (informal)
He keeps yapping at me about Rebecca.
,
tattle
I make it a rule not to tattle.
,
jabber
I left them there jabbering away
,
blather
He kept on blathering about incompetence.
,
chew the fat (slang)
,
witter on (informal)
,
run off at the mouth
(noun) 
Definition
noisy, continuous, and trivial talk
Synonyms
gossip
There has been a lot of gossip about the reasons for his absence.
a magazine packed with celebrity gossip
,
chat
She asked me into her office for a chat.
,
jaw (slang)
,
hot air (informal)
,
waffle (informal, mainly British)
I'm tired of his smug, sanctimonious waffle.
,
blather
Anyone knows that this is all blather.
,
yammer (informal)
,
chinwag (British, informal)
,
confab (informal)
,
yackety-yak (slang)

Additional synonyms

in the sense of blather
He kept on blathering about incompetence.
Synonyms
waffle (informal, British),
rabbit on (British, informal),
yap (informal),
run off at the mouth (slang),
in the sense of blather
Anyone knows that this is all blather.
Synonyms
malarkey (informal),
waffle (informal, British),
pap,
bilge (informal),
guff (slang),
jabbering,
claptrap (informal),
hogwash (informal),
bizzo (Australian, slang),
bull's wool (Australian, New Zealand, slang),
hokum (slang, US, Canadian),
piffle (informal),
poppycock (informal),
blether (Scottish),
bunkum or buncombe
in the sense of chat
Definition
an informal conversation
She asked me into her office for a chat.
Synonyms
schmooze (slang),
blether (Scottish),
chinwag (British, informal),
confab (informal),
craic (Irish, informal),
korero (New Zealand)

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